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[How-To Guide] Block Visitors From Specific IP Address Using .htaccess

Already I have share few guides on .htaccess. Here is a quick recap:

How to Create .htaccess for WordPress Blog

How to Edit .htaccess File

How to Avoid Spam Comment in WordPress Blog Using .htaccess

Blocking a specific visitor from specific IP is pretty easy and you can do it in easy step, just follow this how to guide and block a specific user in few steps.

Step1: Log-in into cPanel by typing URL (mentioned below) and click on “File Manager” as shown below:

http://www.domainname.com/cpanel (replace domain name by your own domain)

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Step2: When you click on “File Manager” (in step 1), it open a new window (as shown below), i.e, root directory of your domain.

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Step3: Now select .htaccess file and click on “Edit” option in navigation menu as shown below:

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Step4: After clicking on “Edit” option in navigation menu, it open a new window as shown below:

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Step5: Now copy this code and paste this code (in step 4) in .htaccess file.

<Limit GET POST PUT>
order allow,deny
allow from all
deny from xx.xxx.xx.xxx
</Limit>

Here xx.xxx.xx.xxx is the IP address of the person you want to block. You can replace this with your visitor IP address.

Step6: When you paste this code (code you get in step5) click on “Save” button as shown below:

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Step7: Congratulations, you have successfully block visitors from specific IP address using .htaccess

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  • Useful tip but one problem is when you accidentally block your own IP, My internet connection uses a dynamic IP and auto generates a random IP address, every time I connect to the internet. So in these cases, it might not work

    But when you want to block spammers from a specific region or country, this will help.

    • Thanks for Stopping and Commenting here
      Yaa for dynamic IP, there are issues and advised no to edit .htaccess but for spammers it is pretty useful

  • its better to download the htacces file, save a copy and edit it, upload.

    Thanks for the tutorial.

    • Yaa Anish, its better to have a back-up of .htaccess before editing it otherwise you mess up all the things

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