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Overloading the Server with PHP

Post by techies02 » Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:36 pm

Hi,

Today my host suspended my account. When I contacted them, they said it was due to "overloading the server with PHP", then posted a copy and paste of some table which I didn't understand.

I've had his (small) forum running for a few years, and I never encountered a problem like this. Can anyone provide some insight as to what can cause this and how to prevent it from happening in the future?

here's the table they posted:
29664 admin60 18 0 6084 6080 4424 R 8.6 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29674 admin60 18 0 5536 5532 4220 R 7.1 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29673 admin60 18 0 5532 5528 4220 R 6.6 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29676 admin60 18 0 5624 5620 4220 R 6.3 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29679 admin60 18 0 6692 6688 4484 S 4.8 0.3 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29680 admin60 18 0 5652 5648 4220 R 3.5 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29682 admin60 18 0 5692 5688 4248 R 3.5 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29677 admin60 18 0 4824 4820 3720 R 3.3 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29743 admin60 19 0 4028 4024 3068 R 2.8 0.1 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29655 admin60 18 0 5532 5528 4220 R 2.5 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29658 admin60 18 0 5652 5648 4220 R 2.5 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29672 admin60 20 0 4564 4560 3532 R 2.5 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29684 admin60 18 0 5604 5600 4220 R 2.5 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29686 admin60 18 0 5536 5532 4220 R 2.5 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29701 admin60 18 0 5504 5500 4220 R 2.5 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29714 admin60 18 0 4168 4164 3168 R 2.5 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29715 admin60 18 0 5116 5112 3928 R 2.5 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29716 admin60 18 0 5116 5112 3924 R 2.5 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29717 admin60 18 0 4160 4156 3164 R 2.5 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29719 admin60 18 0 4160 4156 3164 R 2.5 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29727 admin60 18 0 4844 4840 3728 R 2.5 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29730 admin60 18 0 4620 4616 3580 R 2.5 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29731 admin60 18 0 5116 5112 3928 R 2.5 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29732 admin60 18 0 5116 5112 3928 R 2.5 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29733 admin60 18 0 4620 4616 3580 R 2.5 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29734 admin60 19 0 4620 4616 3580 R 2.5 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29737 admin60 18 0 5004 5000 3848 R 2.5 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29739 admin60 18 0 4624 4620 3580 R 2.5 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29689 admin60 18 0 5492 5488 4220 R 1.0 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29704 admin60 18 0 5448 5444 4196 R 1.0 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29530 admin60 18 0 6680 6676 4484 S 0.7 0.3 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29718 admin60 22 0 2388 2384 2024 R 0.7 0.1 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29725 admin60 20 0 2392 2388 2024 D 0.7 0.1 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29729 admin60 19 0 2392 2388 2024 D 0.7 0.1 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29735 admin60 19 0 2388 2384 2024 D 0.7 0.1 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29736 admin60 19 0 2392 2388 2024 D 0.7 0.1 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29738 admin60 19 0 2388 2384 2024 D 0.7 0.1 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29740 admin60 19 0 2392 2388 2024 D 0.7 0.1 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29609 admin60 18 0 6944 6940 4484 S 0.5 0.3 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29724 admin60 25 0 2388 2384 2024 R 0.5 0.1 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29728 admin60 19 0 2388 2384 2024 D 0.5 0.1 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29748 admin60 19 0 1220 1220 1044 R 0.5 0.0 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29624 admin60 18 0 6596 6592 4484 S 0.2 0.3 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29700 admin60 18 0 952 952 836 S 0.2 0.0 0:00 0 /bin/bash php-script
29749 admin60 19 0 1208 1208 1032 R 0.2 0.0 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29410 admin60 17 0 956 956 836 S 0.0 0.0 0:00 0 /bin/bash php-script
29411 admin60 16 0 7912 7908 4724 S 0.0 0.3 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29415 admin60 18 0 952 952 836 S 0.0 0.0 0:00 0 /bin/bash php-script
29425 admin60 18 0 956 956 836 S 0.0 0.0 0:00 0 /bin/bash php-script
29426 admin60 18 0 948 948 836 S 0.0 0.0 0:00 0 /bin/bash php-script
29427 admin60 18 0 952 952 836 S 0.0 0.0 0:00 0 /bin/bash php-script
9984 admin60 18 0 6596 6592 4484 S 2.0 0.3 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29997 admin60 18 0 5668 5664 4232 R 1.9 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29990 admin60 19 0 5664 5660 4220 R 1.8 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29988 admin60 18 0 5572 5568 4220 R 1.3 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
30066 admin60 18 0 5560 5556 4220 R 1.3 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29863 admin60 18 0 5664 5660 4220 R 1.0 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
30002 admin60 18 0 5468 5464 4216 R 1.0 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29865 admin60 18 0 5660 5656 4220 R 0.9 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29991 admin60 18 0 5444 5440 4196 R 0.9 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
30005 admin60 18 0 5468 5464 4216 R 0.9 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
30092 admin60 19 0 5464 5460 4216 R 0.9 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29864 admin60 18 0 5652 5648 4220 R 0.8 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
30065 admin60 18 0 5412 5408 4172 D 0.8 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29796 admin60 18 0 5608 5604 4220 D 0.7 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
30069 admin60 18 0 4848 4844 3728 R 0.7 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
30083 admin60 18 0 4828 4824 3724 R 0.7 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29849 admin60 18 0 5584 5580 4220 R 0.5 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29973 admin60 18 0 4624 4620 3580 R 0.5 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29974 admin60 18 0 4620 4616 3580 R 0.5 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29976 admin60 18 0 4620 4616 3580 R 0.5 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
30059 admin60 18 0 4624 4620 3580 R 0.5 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
30068 admin60 18 0 4168 4164 3168 R 0.4 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29832 admin60 16 0 952 952 836 D 0.3 0.0 0:00 0 php
29843 admin60 18 0 6780 6776 4484 S 0.3 0.3 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29846 admin60 18 0 5692 5688 4248 R 0.3 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29879 admin60 18 0 4620 4616 3580 R 0.3 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29961 admin60 18 0 3592 3588 2816 R 0.3 0.1 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29964 admin60 18 0 3676 3672 2848 R 0.3 0.1 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
30084 admin60 20 0 3392 3388 2660 R 0.2 0.1 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29839 admin60 18 0 7012 7008 4484 R 0.1 0.3 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29847 admin60 18 0 5652 5648 4220 R 0.1 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29883 admin60 18 0 3588 3584 2812 R 0.1 0.1 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29902 admin60 18 0 2388 2384 2024 D 0.1 0.1 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29904 admin60 18 0 2392 2388 2024 D 0.1 0.1 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29906 admin60 22 0 2228 2224 1896 R 0.1 0.1 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29913 admin60 18 0 2388 2384 2024 D 0.1 0.1 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29918 admin60 18 0 2392 2388 2024 D 0.1 0.1 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29921 admin60 18 0 2388 2384 2024 D 0.1 0.1 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29927 admin60 22 0 2356 2352 1996 R 0.1 0.1 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29937 admin60 18 0 2392 2388 2024 D 0.1 0.1 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29946 admin60 19 0 2392 2388 2024 D 0.1 0.1 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29953 admin60 18 0 2388 2384 2024 D 0.1 0.1 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29956 admin60 23 0 2392 2388 2024 R 0.1 0.1 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29962 admin60 19 0 2388 2384 2024 D 0.1 0.1 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
29963 admin60 19 0 2392 2388 2024 D 0.1 0.1 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php
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Re: Overloading the Server with PHP

Post by Brf » Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:42 pm

Your host is getting overloaded, so they are looking for anyone to blame.

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Re: Overloading the Server with PHP

Post by Jim_UK » Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:58 pm

Brf wrote:Your host is getting overloaded, so they are looking for anyone to blame.
Well I don't know Brf - Looks like a lot of PHP being used to me. :lol:

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Re: Overloading the Server with PHP

Post by techies02 » Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:17 pm

It's paid hosting.

They're not the best company...the site goes down quite frequently, but never was it suspended before.

Problem is, it was pre-paid until may (we do this every year to save a bit over month to month), so if I were to cancel/move to a different host, then I stand to lose quite a bit of $$ :x.


They reinstated the site and then about 20 minutes later, it was suspended again. I've asked them several times what can be the cause and they have yet to tell me. When I tried to call them, they said they can't connect me via phone to the tech support....it's so frustrating.

Thanks for the replies thus far


**edit***
Forgot to mention that nothing has been changed/updated on this site for months. The weekend in which I allocated some personal time to update to phpbb3, the server was down so I wasn't able to do the upgrade.
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Re: Overloading the Server with PHP

Post by Jim_UK » Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:26 pm

The problem with a lot of shared hosting is the number of sites that they cram onto a single server. There could well be several 100 sites on the one server and despite these hosts offering huge amounts of disc space and bandwidth you are sharing the servers resources and if you hit their limit then they will quickly suspend your site.
My son had his suspended within the first month of setting up his site.

Is your site very active? How many concurrent users do you normally have? Is it graphics intensive?

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Re: Overloading the Server with PHP

Post by techies02 » Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:38 pm

No it's been pretty dead lately. We only get maybe 10-15 or so new posts on an average day....maybe a little more sometimes but I don't think so.

As far as bandwith, the admin page states that we've used 13542.3MB (3%) so far for July - out of the 400000.0 we're allowed. Appearently last month we've used 10945.1.

In one of their replies in the ticket they told me to get a web programmer lol....we'll I am a programmer (c++), but this is just a little forum for a local car club, nothing special..you don't need to be a programmer to do what this forum requires (thanks for making it easy phpbb ;)).

It isn't graphic intensive btw, just a simple forum.

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Re: Overloading the Server with PHP

Post by Jim_UK » Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:55 pm

The next step will probably be that they will suggest you update your account to either a VPS or dedicated server.
That undoubtedly will put an end to your problem but is a problem of their making.
If they suggest the upgrade see if you can get your money back on account of them not being able to provide a service that is reliable and has problems due to site density on their server.

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Re: Overloading the Server with PHP

Post by techies02 » Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:39 pm

Thanks for the reply Jim_UK.

This was their last reply before closing the ticket:
Hello

After we unsuspended your account the same thing happened, as you can see below as soon as we unsuspend your account it runs too many PHP processes which overload server, if you want we can open open ftp access to your account so you can download your account's Access Logs and analyze them to see what is causing this problem.

PID USER PRI NI SIZE RSS SHARE STAT %CPU %MEM TIME CPU COMMAND

25925 admin60 19 0 5532 5528 4220 R 6.2 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php

25856 admin60 18 0 4928 4924 3792 R 5.4 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php

25847 admin60 18 0 5488 5484 4220 R 4.6 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php

25776 admin60 18 0 6020 6016 4380 R 3.8 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php

25795 admin60 18 0 5492 5488 4220 R 3.8 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php

25798 admin60 18 0 5584 5580 4220 R 3.8 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php

25815 admin60 18 0 6220 6216 4448 R 3.8 0.3 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php

25825 admin60 19 0 5568 5564 4220 R 3.8 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php

25844 admin60 18 0 5112 5108 3924 R 3.8 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php

25866 admin60 18 0 4620 4616 3580 R 3.8 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php

25874 admin60 18 0 4704 4700 3636 R 3.8 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php

25879 admin60 18 0 5936 5932 4420 R 3.8 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php

25923 admin60 19 0 5508 5504 4220 R 3.8 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php

25948 admin60 18 0 4492 4488 3480 D 3.8 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php

25800 admin60 19 0 5628 5624 4220 R 3.5 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php

25816 admin60 18 0 6520 6516 4448 R 3.5 0.3 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php

25865 admin60 18 0 4376 4372 3372 R 3.5 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php

25871 admin60 18 0 4168 4164 3172 R 3.5 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php

25912 admin60 18 0 5536 5532 4220 D 3.5 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php

25863 admin60 18 0 5644 5640 4220 R 3.1 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php

25877 admin60 18 0 6592 6588 4484 S 3.1 0.3 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php

25882 admin60 18 0 6692 6688 4448 R 3.1 0.3 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php

25887 admin60 18 0 4168 4164 3168 R 3.1 0.2 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php

25812 admin60 18 0 6684 6680 4484 S 2.7 0.3 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php

25907 admin60 18 0 3860 3856 2964 D 1.9 0.1 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php

25972 admin60 19 0 3148 3144 2472 R 1.9 0.1 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php

25804 admin60 18 0 7016 7012 4484 S 1.1 0.3 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php

25881 admin60 18 0 7016 7012 4484 S 1.1 0.3 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php

25777 admin60 18 0 6752 6748 4484 S 0.7 0.3 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php

25792 admin60 18 0 6596 6592 4484 S 0.7 0.3 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php

25839 admin60 18 0 6944 6940 4484 S 0.7 0.3 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php

25974 admin60 19 0 1220 1220 1044 R 0.7 0.0 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php

25978 admin60 19 0 1224 1224 1044 R 0.7 0.0 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php

25921 admin60 18 0 3368 3364 2640 D 0.3 0.1 0:00 0 /usr/bin/php

25933 admin60 18 0 952 952 836 S 0.3 0.0 0:00 0 /bin/bash php-script
I took a look at the log, but I'm unfamiliar with it really, so I can't tell if something strange is happening. Would anyone mind assisting me in taking a quick look at the log(s)?

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Re: Overloading the Server with PHP

Post by Brf » Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:43 pm

Take a look at the three numeric columns after the "R".
Those are %CPU, %Mem, and TIme.
All three are pretty minuscule, so your host is just complaining about nothing.

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Re: Overloading the Server with PHP

Post by Jim_UK » Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:47 pm

I have known hosts shut down sites for using 20% of resources (that was the figure that shut my sons site) but 6%.
That is ridiculous.

I notice that there is no time entry with any of those figures. Odd

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Re: Overloading the Server with PHP

Post by techies02 » Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:31 pm

Thanks for the replies so far guys...maybe I will have to bite the bullet and switch, even if that does mean losing the cash we prepaid :(


the access log (the one they said would show the problem) is over 1000 pages long...this is the tail end of it . the rest of it is pretty much the same, is something weird happening?
66.249.71.207 - - [30/Jul/2008:04:22:59 -0400] "GET /forum/viewtopic.php?p=27158&sid=8c29b00581988b2a58e6706779048956 HTTP/1.1" 200 76090 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot.html)"
194.8.75.105 - - [30/Jul/2008:04:23:10 -0400] "GET /forum/index.php HTTP/1.0" 200 54488 "http://www.MY_DOMAIN_NAME.ca/forum/index.php" "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8b3) Gecko/20050712 Firefox/1.0+"
194.8.75.105 - - [30/Jul/2008:04:23:12 -0400] "GET /forum/viewforum.php?f=5&sid=954a435ee794e452130a82a1e70d494f HTTP/1.0" 302 - "http://www.MY_DOMAIN_NAME.ca/viewforum.php?f=5&sid=954a435ee794e452130a82a1e70d494f" "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8b3) Gecko/20050712 Firefox/1.0+"
194.8.75.105 - - [30/Jul/2008:04:23:13 -0400] "GET /forum/login.php?redirect=viewforum.php&f=5&start=0 HTTP/1.0" 200 13002 "http://www.MY_DOMAIN_NAME.ca/forum/login.php?redirect=viewforum.php&f=5&start=0" "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8b3) Gecko/20050712 Firefox/1.0+"
194.8.75.105 - - [30/Jul/2008:04:23:14 -0400] "GET /forum/profile.php?mode=register HTTP/1.0" 200 14175 "http://www.MY_DOMAIN_NAME.ca/profile.php?mode=register" "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8b3) Gecko/20050712 Firefox/1.0+"
194.8.75.105 - - [30/Jul/2008:04:23:15 -0400] "GET /forum/profile.php?mode=register&IdoConcur=true HTTP/1.0" 200 22223 "http://www.MY_DOMAIN_NAME.ca/profile.php?mode=register&IdoConcur=true" "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8b3) Gecko/20050712 Firefox/1.0+"
194.8.75.105 - - [30/Jul/2008:04:23:17 -0400] "GET /forum/profile.php?mode=confirm&id=ac31ea5d7b7267443c891b9957ae0d93 HTTP/1.0" 200 12888 "http://www.MY_DOMAIN_NAME.ca/forum/profile.php?mode=register&IdoConcur=true" "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8b3) Gecko/20050712 Firefox/1.0+"
194.8.75.105 - - [30/Jul/2008:04:23:19 -0400] "POST /forum/profile.php HTTP/1.0" 200 22676 "http://www.MY_DOMAIN_NAME.ca/forum/profile.php?mode=register&IdoConcur=true" "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8b3) Gecko/20050712 Firefox/1.0+"
194.8.75.105 - - [30/Jul/2008:04:23:21 -0400] "GET /forum/profile.php?mode=confirm&id=fda135530f230739aa05d832d8a74168 HTTP/1.0" 200 11871 "http://www.MY_DOMAIN_NAME.ca/forum/profile.php?mode=register&IdoConcur=true" "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8b3) Gecko/20050712 Firefox/1.0+"
194.8.75.105 - - [30/Jul/2008:04:23:23 -0400] "POST /forum/profile.php HTTP/1.0" 200 22729 "http://www.MY_DOMAIN_NAME.ca/forum/profile.php?mode=register&IdoConcur=true" "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8b3) Gecko/20050712 Firefox/1.0+"
66.249.71.207 - - [30/Jul/2008:04:24:55 -0400] "GET /forum/viewtopic.php?t=2547&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=&sid=8c29b00581988b2a58e6706779048956 HTTP/1.1" 200 76090 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot.html)"
66.249.71.206 - - [30/Jul/2008:04:26:50 -0400] "GET /forum/viewtopic.php?t=5131&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=&sid=a9e3190bd48a019cfab8ff7386ef826b HTTP/1.1" 200 75029 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot.html)"
66.249.71.207 - - [30/Jul/2008:04:28:46 -0400] "GET /forum/viewtopic.php?t=5131&view=previous&sid=a9e3190bd48a019cfab8ff7386ef826b HTTP/1.1" 200 43397 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot.html)"
66.249.71.207 - - [30/Jul/2008:04:30:41 -0400] "GET /forum/viewtopic.php?t=2547&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=45&sid=8c29b00581988b2a58e6706779048956 HTTP/1.1" 200 75847 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot.html)"
Is there something i should look for in specific?

Once again, thanks for the input, I really appreciate it!

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Re: Overloading the Server with PHP

Post by stevemaury » Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:57 pm

Look like normal accesses to me. Do they only host boards that no one accesses?
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Re: Overloading the Server with PHP

Post by ChrisRLG » Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:26 pm

Lots of those links are from google.

If you do not need your forum within google search results you could tell the googlebot to 'go away' with a robots.txt file in your forum root.

This page might help with that file
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Re: Overloading the Server with PHP

Post by ric323 » Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:32 pm

as Chris said.
There's some more useful reading at: Knowledge Base - Thwarting The Googlebot (and other helpful tips)
The Knowledge Base contains solutions to many common problems!
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Re: Overloading the Server with PHP

Post by techies02 » Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:40 pm

stevemaury wrote:Look like normal accesses to me. Do they only host boards that no one accesses?
:lol:



Thanks guys, much appreciated. I already have a robots.txt file on there, but I didn't include any google bots within it. I'll read those links and change the file accordingly.

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