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There are some hosts that are continuously scraping my website. They are using static IP-addresses, so they are easy to identify.

What is the easiest method to ban some IP-addresses from access your website? Is there perhaps a PW-module for this?


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Technically speaking best approach would be to block the IP as early as possible: preferably via firewall (on local machine or before it), but if that's not possible then Apache config, and if that's not possible either then .htaccess.

Blocking access early means that more unwanted traffic gets blocked out, and it is also better for performance 🙂

That being said, I just updated https://processwire.com/modules/page-render-iprestriction/ to support a list of blocked IP addresses. This module can block access to your site, but note that it won't attempt to protect your static files, so again other alternatives are generally speaking preferable.


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