If you happen to visit my site yesterday, chances are you saw my site in error. It is because my site was attack by a certain yahoo bot. Well it is now being solved by blocking the bot IP address via .htaccess. ( Thanks to Dreamhost support for informing me , And this made me think to study how to use putty )
It’s been a long time since I am thinking of having a Dreamhost private server mainly because the traffic of my site is increasing. I actually have some communication with other bloggers having the Private server so that I will be able to know the amount I am going to pay monthly because of this.
Since I am afraid to pay big amount in each end of the cycle month I tried to research on how I can reduce my monthly memory usage and here are some of the things I find and have been implemented on my new DreamHost Private Server.
- Be sure to remove your plug-ins that is not being used.
- Upgrade to the latest stable version or WordPress if you are using WordPress.
- Be sure to have your image files protected so that it will be used by hot linkers. ( I block mine thru .htaccess )
- Don’t just add new plug-ins if you have not research well it’s history, because it might cause your bandwidth usage to jump up high.
So I believe it will be all for now. And I wish that there will be no downtimes in the future. I am thinking of redirecting some site with high traffic that is not converting into cash since it will just eat up my resources. Need to wait for some time before I will redirect those site to blogspot. I will let you know in the future.