Increase in fake visits since install
Ever since installing Buddypress, we seemingly have an influx of visitors which just continually visit the site. This increases server load and slows down the server considerably. We have blocked out some of the main troublesome IP’s, but it seems to be a relentless flow of spambot traffic. We did have over 6000 rogue registrations, which have now been removed and stopped by using the Buddypress Humanity plugin!
I have also used Wordfence in order to track these “visits” and on the screenshot below you can see the kind of thing we are up against.
Can anyone recommend a decent way to block these out.
Please note I am not blocking the troublesome IP’s at WordPress/Wordfence level however am using CSF on our WHM in order to add the IP’s to the IP tables block. We do want to have many of these sites on our server, which is a very high powered VPS, but at the moment we are unsure whether it is even worth continuing.
I have done a search for this issue both on this forum and on Google and haven’t yet found a trusted way of getting rid of them.
Any help would be appreciated!
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