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I monitor my who's online several times a day to see where the traffic is coming from. I have recently noticed several hits from china, Russia and other countries I don't sell or ship to. Many of these IP addresses repeat for hours. Should I block them using .htaccess? Or is there a better way? Also, Is there a list of known bad IP's that should be blocked?

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You can use THIS website to generate a list of countries IP's that you do not want on your site. I recently had to block Russia / Ukraine because of 1000's of hits a day causing the site to slow down dramatically. They are also running scripts to capture email addresses and spamming the hell out of mailboxes.

 

 

Chris

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There are several addons for robots.txt files that help prevent spiders accessing certain pages within your site.

 

There is also bad bots addons.

 

Have a good look in the addons area.

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There are several addons for robots.txt files that help prevent spiders accessing certain pages within your site.

 

There is also bad bots addons.

 

Have a good look in the addons area.

yes bro you are right agreed with you 100%

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There are several addons for robots.txt files that help prevent spiders accessing certain pages within your site.

Adherence to robots.txt directives is strictly voluntary. I.e., only "well behaved" bots/spiders obey robots.txt -- others just ignore it. You need to use .htaccess directives to actually exclude visitors from certain parts of your site, or from certain geographic areas. And through the use of proxies, etc., it's not hard for the bad guys to get around IP controls.

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