since deactivating the search feature and deactivating all bots my visitors count has gone up from about 200 a day to over a thousand, i am assuming they are mainly spambots or search bots?
why would the visitor count go up soo much?
if i disallowed guests to view the forum would this stop the too many connections error?
and then would it be safe to turn the search feature back on?
my forum members are missing the search feature but i can't afford to let the site go down again and don't particularly want to change hosts.