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Blocking bots via .htaccess file

Needed to do that the other day as the server load has spiked to 80+

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent 'bingbot/2.0' bad_agent
Deny from env=bad_agent

Add

SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent '$BOTNAME' bad_agent

before the “Deny” line for every bot you want to block

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