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  • 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 ?

    Thanks dtc for the reply 😀

    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.

    Bad news 🙁 It doesn’t work. Still got 100% CPU usage.

    Any idea?

    CPU Usage problems invariably mean “Get a hosting service that doesn’t suck”.

    Switch hosts. That’s my advice.

    @otto42, I use a VPS. Do I need to switch to another VPS?

    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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