The amount of bandwidth my website consumes grows each month and I am now bumping up against the maximum my hosting company allows on my package. I believe some 80% of the hits are from overseas bots that I have no interest in serving.
What's the best way to limit access - perhaps to UK residents only. I currently have a huge .htaccess but it is permanently out of date and updating it each time a genuine user complains is a pain. Not only that, I don't want to block 'genuine' users with my 403.shtml