admin-ajax.php overloading my server (5 posts)

  1. selemba
    Posted 4 years ago #

    file wp-admin/admin-ajax.php is overloading my server.
    my hosting provider written me that: The web server had to serve these requests. Since these files are huge, each request was consuming a lot of outgoing bandwidth which means the server was overloaded and it could not serve other web page requests. Hence, we have suspended the website functionality of your account.

    Can you help me with solving my problem?

  2. suraj-consulting
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am also facing off similar type of problem, It is consuming lost of bandwidth when I edit any post, categrory, delete or modifies any comment. It is almost consuming 100 KB each action. Any solution to this problem?

  3. GATEKeeper
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Something is definitely wrong. I've seen forum responses that the activity is caused within the server by users, but I've seen activity to the file when I'm not connected (and I'm the only user), and I have the IPs from where they're connecting from, which definitely aren't local.

    Someone out there is trying to exploit something.

  4. GATEKeeper
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sorry, I may have spoken too soon. My resources on the server are getting chewed up by the admin-ajax.php file, but it looks like it's happening because a lot of users are triggering the file from pages of the site.

    What would cause that to happen? Why would a normal visitor trigger and admin file?

  5. mommygeekology
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Could be that a plugin is using the built-in WordPress AJAX for something on the front end of your site?

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