This site was being attacked
My sites were all down this morning. This site, www.chrismendlatech.com was getting a flood of overseas traffic.
I have applied a temporary fix which involved adding .htaccess code to limit visitors to the US. So, my todo list just grew to:
- Find out how to add traffic logging to my hosting
- Let the attacks die down and try opening up the htaccess to allow all countries.
- The Geo IP plugin didn’t seem to block the overseas ips. I need to check that out a bit more. The idea was to use the plugin to block access. However, the traffic flood might be hitting the server before it got to WordPress.
- Post a detailed article on how I dealt with the flood so far.
For something like a tech oriented blog, I’m not crazy about blocking Russia, China, Vietnam, India etc. However I need to see what I can do to harden things up.
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