---- htaccess: Block IP range, but allow certain user agents within.
lucy24 - 8:06 am on Dec 22, 2012 (gmt 0)
I would have hoped that you'd recall it because we've similar elcheapo hosts.
You forgot that you can't put me and any synonym of "remember" into the same sentence ;) But now that you tell the whole thing again, it does come back.
Do your own personal custom pages happen to have the same name (just the last part, not the path) as the cheapie-advertising version? If so, they might still be protected by something in the config file.
For comparison purposes: my shared htaccess (used by my personal site, the art studio site and the Third Site) has a bit that goes:
<FilesMatch "(forbidden|goaway|missing|cell)\.html"> Order Allow,Deny Allow from all </FilesMatch>
and assorted similar envelopes including the ubiquitous
<Files "robots.txt"> Order Allow,Deny Allow from all </Files>
All of them trickle downward to the individual sites because "Files" and "FilesMatch" work from right to left.
:: memo to self: get rid of the |cell element since I no longer use anything with this name ::