Block bad bots in .htaccess file in cPanel / WordPress / Apache

Add below code in .htaccess file RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*(adscanner|AhrefsBot|archive.org_bot|Baiduspider|BehloolBot|bingbot|BLEXBot|coccocbot-image|coccocbot-web|compatible|contxbot|DotBot|DuckDuckGo-Favicons-Bot|DuckDuckBot|Exabot|facebot|facebookexternalhit|Slurp|GrapeshotCrawler|houzzbot|MJ12bot|MojeekBot|Nimbostratus-Bot|PaperLiBot|PlurkBot|Seekport|SemrushBot|SEOkicks|SeznamBot|stagefright|SurdotlyBot|Sogou|TinEye-bot|YaK|YandexBot|YandexImages).*$ [NC] RewriteRule .* – [F,L] List of Bots which you have just blocked adscanner AhrefsBot archive.org_bot Baiduspider BehloolBot bingbot BLEXBot coccocbot-image coccocbot-web contxbot DotBot DuckDuckGo-Favicons-Bot DuckDuckBot Exabot Slurp GrapeshotCrawler houzzbot MJ12bot MojeekBot Nimbostratus-Bot PaperLiBot PlurkBot Seekport SemrushBot SEOkicks SeznamBot stagefright SurdotlyBot Sogou TinEye-bot YandexBot YandexImages Exabot istellabot