slaterino — 2013-04-25T09:48:48-04:00 — #1
I have a VPS server which contains just two web sites. For some reason, the wp-comments-post.php file on one of these is using over 50% of the server's entire CPU usage. Does anyone know why this is? I'm presuming this must be due to the site receiving a lot of spam but I have no idea how I can reduce the spam we're receiving. How would it be possible to reduce this CPU usage?
Any suggestions are welcomed!
janeth — 2013-05-05T13:06:30-04:00 — #2
I had the problem a year or so ago and it actually turned out to be one of the plugins causing the problem. I'd start with wp-super-cache and cutting of the plugins. Are you running the same templates on both sites?
deadmix — 2013-05-05T14:52:57-04:00 — #3
i had the same problem.. i really advice to use this plugin : Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin
Most Spammers use anti Re-captcha system to mass-post comments.. but this one use a Double Check box and it's really Save my day !