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Help with traffic spam! (7 posts)

  1. au8ust
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi,

    Please see http://i28.tinypic.com/2nrkmkl.png

    So, any idea to stop these unwanted traffic? It made my VPS take CPU 100% all the time :(

    Regards,

  2. Matt B.
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi

    1. You need to make a few blocks using your .htaccess file. Google for ".htaccess blocklist"

    2. Enable some antispam plugins : Akismet, SpamKarma and Bad Behaviour

    3. All your spam come from trackbacks. Do you really need them ?

  3. au8ust
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks dtc for the reply :D

    I've activated some spam related plugins including Akismet, Bad Behavior, Block-lists anti-spam measures, Captcha From ProtectWebForm, WP Hardened Trackback and I've also renamed the wp-trackback.php to something else.

    The server now seems better. However, it still take about ~30% of CPU usage.

    I've also installed WP-Cache but it seems not help.

    I'll try to use .htaccess to block more list.

  4. au8ust
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Bad news :( It doesn't work. Still got 100% CPU usage.

    Any idea?

  5. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 6 years ago #

    CPU Usage problems invariably mean "Get a hosting service that doesn't suck".

    Switch hosts. That's my advice.

  6. au8ust
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    @Otto42, I use a VPS. Do I need to switch to another VPS?

  7. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Not really for me to say on specific issues like that. I'm just saying that if your hosting company isn't providing you with enough support to fix the problem and is just complaining to you for it or hassling you about it, I'd cancel my account with them and move to a company that did not give me such problems. And I'd make sure that the first company damn well knew it too.

    There's too many hosting services out there to have to deal with crappy ones with poor service and support.

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