Blocking bad bots on apache

Posted December 6, 2014 3.3k views


Can i block bad bots on server level? And how can i do that? And how do i know if the bot is bad?

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Hey there,

Since you mentioned Apache, I’m going going to focus on web traffic. One easy way to block malicious traffic and optimize web performance, is to place CloudFlare in front of your site.

Happy coding,

Jon Schwenn
Platform Support Specialist

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