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wp-comments-post.php and spam bots is causing my server load to shoot up (2 posts)

  1. Rhys Wynne
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi everybody,

    My host recently contacted me saying that I was using far too much server load for my blog, and was going over my limit they accept on my hosting package. This has never been a problem, as I only get 150-200 uniques a day.

    The problem is the wp-comments-post.php file is getting requested by spam bots, I admit I'm not the best in keeping things up to date, so I immediately updated WordPress and Akismet, as well as installing Spam Karma 2 and Bad Behaviour.

    What I'm worried about that - checking my stats - I'm still getting a lot of spam (Akismet has gone up by about 20,000 in the last few hours), and that wp-comments-post.php is still getting accessed by the spam bots, which is increasing server load.

    Do you have any other suggestions on what I can do to reduce server load?

  2. Rhys Wynne
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I've just had another e-mail from my host. They say even with SK2 and bad behaviour I'm still using far more cpu time than I should be (as a matter of fact, it's gone from
    Average CPU% of 1.99 4.31 (I'm not great on deciphering it).

    Any help would be greatfully appreciated.

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