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  • Hi,

    i have been using wordpress since a year ago and it works great, but a few weeks ago i noticed (in slimstat plugin) that the hit has been increased drastically but no the visits.

    Examining it i saw that a lot of those hits come from the same ip. For example, today it says:

    Period Hits Visits
    Today, 14 Feb 2008 2188 258

    And +1500 of those hits come from the same IP (is not the same ip everyday).

    Seeing the links that has been hits i see links like:

    */ where * is a valid url of my website.

    Can you give me any advice to solve this problem?

    Thanks in advance

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  • Best bet would be to get with your host as they may have a method to limit connections. Without knowing your software, we can’t point at anything specific and say ‘Do this to solve your problem.’

    May want to suggest to your host installing a firewall or reviewing their current settings if they have one already installed. Gotta admit that this is not a problem that my clients would be noticing as any ip address doing something like you describe would have been banned after the first 30 seconds or so.

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