This is useful for blocking suspicious IP’s or preventing certain regions from accessing your site. It can also be used to allow only a single or a few IP addresses into a secure admin area.
If you don’t already have an .htaccess file for your website you can easily just create a blank file and call it .htaccess in order to move forward.
Here are examples of what you can put in this file:
To Deny a couple IP addresses
order allow,deny allow from all deny from 10.20.30.40 deny from 126.96.36.199
You can replace an IP address with an IP address range as well, 10.20. for example would block everything within 10.20.—.— or 10.2 would block 10.2–.—.—
To only allow your IP
order deny,allow deny from all allow from 188.8.131.52