Spammers and hackers can cause all sorts of problems, so here is how to block visitors by their referrer using Apache.


The other day, I was investigating some 500 errors on a WordPress site. Even if you are not a webmaster, you might realize that 500 errors are never a good thing. Upon closer inspection, I noticed that the errors were coming from different IP addresses, but they shared one of two common referrers.
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It’s nice to let your users know what is going on whenever an #ApacheServer needs to go into #MaintenanceMode.

No one likes it when a site goes down, but it is worse when there is no feedback as to what is going on. A maintenance page displayed during the downtime is most helpful.
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