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ModEvasive also helped with a couple of random bad-actors that tend to pop up from time to time
we’ve recently had to dig into apache tuning (which can be a bit of a rabbit hole) and have found some really interesting things about how it all works. for example, we saw a huge gain in site performance by moving from apache’s mpm_prefork and ModPHP to using mpm_event and PHP-FPM
just to clarify - you’re saying it’s not legitimate?
yeah it's not, overnight those eastern european countries 2-3x'd the USA traffic we normally get
if the traffic from Russia and Ukraine is legitimate, then you might have to look at scaling up
if CloudFlare is preventing the site going down from the DDOS (which I assume is illegitimate traffic), I probably would rely on that to get you through rather than trying to boost server resources to compensate
before we try to do some more agressive caching in SS
I dunno if I can advocate for beyond t2.xlrg
so I'm trying to determine if bumping system resources is even a worthwhile thing to do, and where the cost/benefit is
we turned that off for a few minutes.... site immediately got overwhelmed again