Magento 188.8.131.52 with the Porto theme
SSD hard disk 6144 MB of RAM 8 Cores CPU
The load has been very high - it started yesterday where it was consistently around 20. I contacted the hosting and they kept saying I just need a dedicated server blah blah but it worked fine before (for years and even on worse hardware than what I have now).
Today - they wrote me this:
- Currently the load on the server was high due to our server being hit from this IP: 184.108.40.206. It had 553 hits on our website in less then an hour. This looked like an attack so they blocked it from our server.
- We have also many hits from all kinds of bots, and when they have too many requests at the website at once it also causes the load to spike. Should I/can I block all the bots except for Google? They do recommend that I should: "...check your website and protect it a bit more in regards to unknown bots."
- I suppose to make sure all of my files and folders have correct permissions (folders 755, and files 644) since unsecured permissions can also get our website under attack. How is it with the file and folder permissions? Which ones need the 777 and which ones don't?
Any other suggestions? :-*