Category Archives: Apache .htaccess tricks

Ahrefs bots are eating your bandwidth ? Here’s how to block them


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The site ahrefs.com can purportedly tell any site owner, for prices starting from 99$ / month, who links to them from where, and also provide site owners with other seemingly┬ásignificant and meaningful data about visitor activity. The problem is, they use software bots to crawl sites, and THOSE BOTS CLICK ON LINKS in your site, […]

Quick apache .htaccess rules writer in PHP

Sometimes it’s good to have a quick .htaccess rules writer for your server / host, to block a larger number of IP addresses from accessing stuff on your site, like spambots, or people (bored kids ?) who try to hack into your site or blog. If you use any kind of statistics plugin on your […]