Block visitors from countries you don't want on your website. Based on which country an ip address is from.
This plugin has helped lessen the load on my hosted server from those wonderful bots trying to hack the WordPress Login.
Easy to use and Pascal is quick to respond to comments/questions on his plugin.
This plugin works well for me, Highly Recommended!
As a feature request, would it be possible to add a section that lists the IP Addresses that have been blocked?
I highly recommend this plugin as opposed to making your htaccess file too large by adding all the IPs from the countries you want to block.
Not working for me,just used Chinese proxy and accessed website no problem.
Works great for me on 6 bluehost accounts. The negative reviews might be from people who are being blocked!
Very simple plugin that does exactly what it says. Good way to cut down on brute force attacks and other hacking from countries that don't need to be visiting your site in the first place.
AFAIK. This only blocks countries IP range from accessing your website URL. Peeps can still access your WP-admin login-page for brute force unless you change that too.
I read a lot of reviews stating that this plugin does not work. I don't know what the circumstances are in those cases but I am working with a developer in Russia and he verifies that he can not access my site because I have IQ Block Countries installed. He is getting the error:
Forbidden - Users from your country are not permitted to browse this site.
My cpu spiked at 100% for a long time, which I eventually tracked down to a huge amount of spambot traffic coming from China. I installed this plugin, blocked China, and my server can breathe again.
This is a neat little app and though not 100% it works very well. I feel people don't realise (I'm English and can spell properly ;)) just how difficult a mission this is. Update the data files regularly and it should work reasonably well for you also - especially if you manage a number of sites and don't want long .htaccess files as well having to regularly edit lots of them.
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