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  • Hi,

    There’s this visitor on my website ( ), who is there on one page only since about 14hours running now. I’ve kept my eye on him since 14hrs so can guarantee that. Could be more also.

    His IP: –
    The page he is stuck at since 12hrs or so:
    The page gives a ‘Page not found’ error.

    Who the [moronic explicative] is it? What the [moronic explicative] is he doing at the same 404 page since 14 hours running? That’s more than half a day now…is it a bot? A spammer? Some hacker?

    I contacted my webhost (Hostgator) and this is what they replied: is the IP of the server you are on. Wp-cron.php is about the number one script in wordpress that causes unnecessary load on servers. This particular script is used for certain wordpress tasks, such as trackbacks and link checks. I would personally recommend just disabling it by changing the permissions of the file in File Manager to 000. But it appears this was already done. You can block the server’s IP,, through IP Deny Manager. However, if it causes an issue with any other plugins, you may need to remove the entry.

    Now i don’t mind doing what my host said but i don’t want any side-effects from it.

    So, please just help solve ‘this mystery’ for me. As soon as you can. Thanks.

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  • Moderator James Huff


    Halfelf Minion 🚀

    Considering that your own server’s IP is accessing wp-cron.php, I’d say that you probably have a plugin that uses wp-cron.php and it’s stuck.

    Try deactivating all plugins. If that resolves the issue, reactivate each one individually until you find the cause.

    Deactivated all plugins. Issue still there. What now? What is causing this?

    Moderator James Huff


    Halfelf Minion 🚀

    Try downloading WordPress again and delete then replace your copies of everything except the wp-config.php file and the /wp-content/ directory with fresh copies from the download.

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