Steps to Block IP Addresses with .htaccess file

Here in this post i am going to explain how to deny an IP address or how to allow only a particular IP address to access your site

This will helps and useful for you to protect your websites from hackers or to block any unwanted visitors.

For this you need to create an .htaccess file in your public_html folder and add these lines below, based on your requirements.

To Deny a Specific IP Address

Type the below code it will only deny one IP address from accessing the website.

​​Deny from

Just change the above IP address to the IP address that you want to deny and paste it in the .htaccess file.

To Deny a Specific Domain

We can able to deny a specific domain from accessing our domains by adding the below line of code to your .htaccess file.

Deny from

You need to change the IP address and netmask value to match the domain that you want to block.

To Deny Multiple IP’s in a Single Line of Code

For this you leave a blank space with each IP for separation.

​Deny from 333.333.333.333

All you need to do is replace the IPs that you want to deny and paste it in the .htaccess file.

To Allow Only a Single IP

The below set of .htaccess rule will deny access to your website from every IP address expect the IP address mentioned in the rule.

Order Deny,Allow
Deny from all
Allow from

Here we first deny all visitors, and then allow only the visitor from the IP address specified above.

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