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Blocking web-traffic?

ghettocities

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I'm recieving way too much traffic on my website and I was wondering if there is a way to block certain visitors or links from coming onto my site,, I know I've been blocked from sites before so I'm hoping someone here could help me out.

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Keiichi

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7kb! Do you know if .htaccess slows page processing times much? I tend not to put too much commands in it since I'm not sure.
 

thomas

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Yes, I'm aware of that, but I'm mostly blocking leechers by UA. Once we have our own server, it will be easier.

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ghettocities

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Is there anything else cause I don't have Apache, isn't there like some kind of code to block visitors from another website? or IP address?



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mdchachi

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Check with your ISP; they would have a better idea as to what works with your site. Also, you can dissuade some robots from scanning your site using robots.txt file.
 

scaturan

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i run a dedicated server that runs FreeBSD and use its built-in firewall "ipfw" to ban ip addresses. requests made from banned ips wouldn't even reach port 80. I would highly recommend Apache for a web server. i also use "mrtg" to monitor real time traffic. one of the many perks when you have your own server. its not cheap though. :) but if you have the dough, go for it.

netcraft.com renders your site as:
unknown unknown 1-Dec-2003 66.218.79.190
an "unknown" OS running an "unknown" web server.

how much traffic does your site get? perhaps, its time for you to consider a different host. there's tons out there. just have to look for a right one.
 
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