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  • My wordpress site is hosted by bluehost.

    I talked to blue host and they said that I have a ddos attack going on. This actually started a few days ago, but now when I log on to my site I get an error message:

    This either means that the username and password information in your wp-config.php file is incorrect or we can’t contact the database server at localhost. This could mean your host’s database server is down.”

    Apparently the attack is coming in from 230 connections. Blue host had to throttle my account because there were so many hits coming in.

    I am able at times to get into the dashboard, and was able to look at the IP’s again, and sure enough, it is like a couple days ago, I have the same google User Agent:dots all over in there.

    Blue host said that the attackers are probably using google as cover.

    The IP range is from 3 places:
    Mountain View Ca – In range of / /
    United Kingdom Range:

    London GB range

    Blue host said I had to “wait it out”….

    Do you know if there is something else I can do? the Blue host guy could get to my home page but he said its slow.


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    Since it’s coming from multiple IPs and ranges, I’m not sure that there’s much you can do about it but you could try blocking whatever IPs you knew were part of the problem. It won’t prevent them from still hitting your page a lot and just getting 403 messages(from being blocked), but it might minimize the amount of resource-problems they are causing, depending on what types of traffic requests are going through.

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