By navigating to Settings =>General =>IP Security, you can block specific IP addresses from accessing your site. This can be useful for situations such as the following:
- Geographical Blocking: Your products are not legally available in a specific geographic location. Therefore, you would like to block your store from being viewed in that area altogether.
- Site Protection: Someone is specifically targeting your site with abusive comments and/or reviews. Perhaps they are constantly trying to place fraudulent orders on your store. Block their ability to view your site and avoid any more problems.
IP addresses can be entered individually or in blocks. You can then add comments to each entry for future reference as needed.
For information on using the IP Blocking functions, please review our knowledgebase article located here.