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    I have a site that is currently in development.
    It is publicly available but not advertised yet, however it used up 10GB of bandwidth in 2 days already this month.

    When I investigated this further I found that 99.98% of the bandwidth is used by requests to ‘/’ by a the user agent ‘WordPress/3.0.1;‘ and from the same IP address as my server.

    What is WP doing that it generates over 50k+ requests to itself in 2 days?

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  • Have you tried:

    – deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem? If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    – switching to the default theme to rule out any theme-specific problems?

    – removing all widgets from the site?

    I eventually put some code in class-http.php to email myself a stack trace every time a request was made by WP.

    I soon discovered that the origin of the request was the RSS widget which had been configured with my own site’s URL.

    A nice loop of death! But problem solved finally.

    I had a hunch it might be that – hence the “removing all widgets from the site” suggestion. Saw an identical issue a few weeks ago.

    We need to be protected from ourselves sometimes!

    Thanks for the help

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