Hope it’s ok to post this here- not sure where it should go.
I used my .htaccesss file to redirect a list of known spambots and graphics harvesters- especially graphics harvesters!- away from my site. The list of user agents is quite long. It’s effective tho. Is this too much of a drain (in other words, a no-no) on DreamHost’s server?
If anyone from DH happens to read this, are there any plans in the future to set the servers up to keep these bots out at a more basic, across-the-board level? This would be less of a drain on the system.