Blocking bad bots and site rippers – htaccess

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  1. July 14, 2019

    […] Blocking bad bots and site rippers. A site ripper, on the other hand, is offline browsing programs that a surfer may unleash on your site to crawl and download every one of its pages for offline viewing. In both cases, both your site’s bandwidth and resource usage are jacked up as a result, sometimes to the point of crashing your server. Bad bots typically ignore the wishes of your robots.txt file, so you’ll want to ban them using means such as .htaccess. The trick is to identify a bad bot. For more […]

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