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  • Steve


    Recently, I had experienced daily traffic a bit less than usual traffic, so i checked my access logs to know the issue.

    I have a lot of traffic on my site

    Here is a bit from the log.

    ` – – [05/Aug/2013:00:56:35 -0400] “GET /wp-admin/install.php HTTP/1.1” 302 361 “-” “Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/29.0.1547.41 Safari/537.36” – – [05/Aug/2013:00:56:34 -0400] “GET /feed/wp-admin/install.php HTTP/1.1” 302 352 “-” “Mozilla/4.0 (Windows 98; US) Opera 10.00 [en]” – – [05/Aug/2013:00:56:35 -0400] “GET /feed/wp-admin/install.php HTTP/1.1” 302 352 “-” “Mozilla/4.0 (Windows 98; US) Opera 10.00 [en]” – – [05/Aug/2013:00:56:35 -0400] “GET /feed/wp-admin/install.php HTTP/1.1” 302 352 “-” “Mozilla/4.0 (Windows 98; US) Opera 10.00 [en]” – – [05/Aug/2013:00:56:35 -0400] “GET /wp-admin/install.php HTTP/1.1” 302 361 “-” “Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1)

    You can see, that’s the problem. Those lines repeat like a thousand times at different parts of the log. I have also experienced this earlier. I mean i saw it live, a installation page coming up. I asked the hosting support and they’ve said i have exceeded the mysql limit for the hour. The above log, does it indicate i have exceeded the limit again??

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  • catacaustic


    very awesome

    Most likely yes. If you’ve had that problem before and that’s been the cuase, then it stands to reason that it’s happening again. The only thing that makes me wonder if that’s the real reason is that if it’s MySQL that’s being blocked, wouldn’t the connection be blocked and you’d get a different error? Just a thought, but it could be wrong depending on how your host has their servers set up.

    I would actually worry more about using a host that limits MySQL by the hour. That sounds like you should be upgrading your account, or switching to someone else that doesn’t impose those sorts of limits.



    Hi catacaustic,

    I have resolved that issue a few weeks earlier. But, now that same log is appearing on my Education blog, is it really problem of the host, should i have to switch my host. I think i am losing traffic because of that error.

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