I tried using a .htaccess file containing mod/write 's and my hosting provider doesn't allow this particular file due to "security reasons" - caused my site to be down for 2 days, before I realized the problem. I'm trying to block webstrippers and bad bots with this. I don't understand what would cause a security problem, since I'm not a programmer. I collected the information from various sources on the internet.
Is there an alternative way to block the nasty bots without using the mod/write lines?