around an hour or so ago I noticed that some of the thumbnails were not displaying in my gallery
I checked all the cloudflare settings but didnt help so I uploaded my thumbnails again and the site was working fine again
now I see my site is suspended for entry process limit ???
very strange !
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i see in cloudflare that there was 1500 requests at 11:00 ?
I have a page rule in cloudflare to cache everything as
Cache Level: Cache Everything, Edge Cache TTL: a month
I dont know whats going on
April 17, 2022, 1:48pm
if you look at the graph at 11am (I don’t know which time zone) everything that was requested was not cached
probably someone (bot very likely) requested some URL that bypasses the cache
but 1.5k is not a big number
April 17, 2022, 2:01pm
one does not have to go the formal route and visit one of your pages directly
but may also require a file that does not exist
it can also be a URL that doesn’t exist and your website then returns a 404 or some other error (which also consumes resources) especially if that page is PHP
April 17, 2022, 2:15pm
besides, it would be good not to put protocol here
because (now) this way someone can request the HTTP version
which then I guess bypasses the cache
because the protocol over which it was requested is not HTTPS
If omitted = scheme matches both
i wasnt getting any 404 errors at all but just broken image place holders
i have no idea why that happened as nothing has changed in the gallery
i’ll check that all the cloudflare caching settings are correct and hopefully the site will be back tomorrow
i changed the page rule to this
i hope thats right
Well, if the page is not cached, it still places a load on the orgin server. The best thing to do is blacklist bad bots, and whitelist pages.
April 17, 2022, 11:54pm
ive had this enabled for a long while
Not that. Actually blocking bots by header info and adding in page rules for select requests.
It kind of is, Oxy has a pretty good starting article on it.
How to protect your website that is on Cloudflare ?
(Last update Jan. 13. 2023.)
Don’t expect that if you just set up the CF nameservers everything will be well.
Cloudflare is a tool, that you need to understand, learn and put to work for you after proper configuration.
We often have the opportunity here on the forum to see that some websites have been suspended for exceeding the limit and mostly this is caused by a bunch of bots doing a vulnerability scan and searching sensitive dire…
btw im still getting broken image placeholders (some not all) in my gallery and have no idea why
if you right click on one of them and open image in a new tab it displays fine so the thumbnail images are there
if I refresh the page then some that were broken display correctly and others that were ok are broken ???
I have not made any changes to the site content, I wish i knew what was going on and how to fix it
i noticed this after I added a page rule to try and cache everything in cloudflare
hmmm now all the thumbnails are working again
i give up lol
April 18, 2022, 6:47pm
You have the same thing
E508 and E503
As well as on several other topics…
Something is happening - which I guess should not
yeah its weird, my gallery page is a basic .html page that just has normal clickable links to the image with an image thumbnail
there is only one php file = index.php which loads which ever .html file was selected from the navigation.html buttons at the top
April 18, 2022, 7:09pm
I think sys.admins will have to investigate that (topics)