[wp-hackers] Memory outages and wordpress

mailapera mailapera at gmail.com
Wed Sep 15 09:26:05 UTC 2010

Thanks Peter, can you tell me what spam database you used? I checked a
few but all the weird IPs in my logs return no issues with those
databases. At times I get two or three hundred requests (one per
second or more) from the same IP, all to URLs that return a 404, which
leads me into thinking it is a bot blindly trying a door into the
system. However, as I said, those IPs are not reported as doing
illicit actions. Maybe you used a better DB to check.

On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 3:26 AM, Peter van der Does
<peter at avirtualhome.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 14 Sep 2010 13:54:05 -0500
> Vid Luther <vid at zippykid.com> wrote:
>> if you're on a shared host, it may not be your site, but other
>> people's sites that are causing the server to go out of memory. 300
>> visits/day shouldn't take a system with 1GB of ram out of memory,
>> unless you have some really bad programming, or you share a server
>> with a website that's getting 300/second.
> In my case it wasn't a memory issue. The PHP process to took much time
> away. Sort of like a DDOS attack, I fixed it myself by comparing my
> visitors in the apache log with a spam database and blocking access
> for known spammers. I got out of trouble within a few days.
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