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DOS attack or chron job? Host server shut down blogs. (2 posts)

  1. fallback2
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    All my blogs were suspended by Ipower today. It took a long time to get any answers at all, and the only notice I got said too many requests.

    The first techs said it was probably a DOS attack. But then I got another email saying there were too many requests for chron. I looked it up and all I could see was one plugin for Editorial Calendar, which I disabled. I had just enabled Feedburner Feedsmith, so I disabled that one, too, as well as Redirection, which has been giving me weird logs for a while. (reported that in another post here, no replies.)

    12 hours later, Ipower allowed the blogs up again, and said:

    Researching the WordPress support forums and the net in general for each of the plugins will usually give you an idea of whether other people have had resource issues with it. A common example is the all-in-one-seo-pack.

    Reading around here, I can't find complaints about all in one. Since I don't see ANY of these requests - they aren't in my trackers at all - how could we possibly know what is causing so many requests? How do I know what plugins to trust now?

    Has anyone seen this recently? Most questions on chron.php seem to be a couple of years ago.

  2. s_ha_dum
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Since I don't see ANY of these requests - they aren't in my trackers at all - how could we possibly know what is causing so many requests?

    You need the server log, which you probably don't have. Will iPower extract the parts relative to your site and send them to you?

    How do I know what plugins to trust now?

    You don't. But this isn't really about 'trust'. Some tasks, and hence some plugins, need more resources. It isn't a matter of trustworthiness.

    I've been running "Editorial Calendar" on three sites for awhile. I doubt that is the problem. It really shouldn't do much except when you are editing posts anyway.

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