This article describes how to allow or block visitors based on the country associated with their IP address. You may want to do this for a variety of reasons, including:
You can control site access from specific countries by using allow and deny directives in an .htaccess file. To do this, you must obtain the ranges of IP addresses that are assigned to a particular country.
There are several web sites that enable you to generate these .htaccess directives automatically based on the country or countries you specify. The following procedure demonstrates how to use the service provided by IP2Location.
To generate country-based access rules for your site, follow these steps:
Open the downloaded file in a text editor, and then copy the entire block of generated text.
For more information about the allow and deny directives in Apache, please visit https://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/howto/access.html.
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