Blocking Bad Bots in Apache configuration

Vs Nu

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From WHM select: Apache Configuration > Include Editor > 'Pre Main Include' > Select All Versions then simply insert the code below:

<Directory "/home">
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "MJ12bot" bad_bots
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "coccocbot-image" bad_bots
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "Baiduspider" bad_bots
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "AhrefsBot" bad_bots
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "SemrushBot" bad_bots
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "DotBot" bad_bots
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "AlphaBot" bad_bots
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "ZoominfoBot" bad_bots
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "ADmantX" bad_bots
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "Heritrix" bad_bots
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "Indy Library" bad_bots
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "Mail.Ru" bad_bots
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "rogerbot" bad_bots
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "PHPCrawl" bad_bots
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "BLEXBot" bad_bots
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "magpie-crawler" bad_bots
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "SeznamBot" bad_bots
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "seoscanners.net" bad_bots
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "ZumBot" bad_bots
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "Yandex" bad_bots
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "MaxPointCrawler" bad_bots
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "Nutch" bad_bots
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "Buzzbot" bad_bots
<RequireAll>
Require all granted
Require not env bad_bots
</RequireAll>
</Directory>



Will this block those bots if added to the Pre Main Include[