| 5:59 pm on Feb 7, 2009 (gmt 0)|
To clarify, what happens is the server runs out of RAM and gets a 503 error. Its fine a few seconds later. But still, one person could constantly do this and keep my site offline for a long time.
| 6:14 pm on Feb 7, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Sounds like you need to look at optimizing your configuration. If using Apache (you didn't specify), take a look at these settings in httpd.conf to make sure they're sensible and lower as needed:
| 6:17 pm on Feb 7, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Unforunately Dreamhost won't let me edit those settings. I guess I could ask though.
| 6:36 pm on Feb 7, 2009 (gmt 0)|
That's how DDoS works, but in this case it was just DoS - nothing Distributed about it.
Looks like you need more capacity to serve requests, as noted above.
| 4:11 pm on Feb 19, 2009 (gmt 0)|
I think that PS is actually a virtual server. Likely Virtuozzo powered. They have strict limits on RAM usage. You may need to considered a dedicated server or a larger virtual private server with root level access to you can monitor and tweak the settings.
| 8:42 pm on Feb 28, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Are you sure the site is down and it is not simply some AntiDOS measures that kick in - only blocking request from your IP? Some CMS and shopping carts have built in bandwith control. They count the number of requests from one IP in a given period of time, and when the limit is exceeded they return a 503.
| 4:34 am on Mar 25, 2009 (gmt 0)|
|Unforunately Dreamhost won't let me edit those settings. |
You have a private server and you can't edit the config files? I'd go somewhere else.
|I think that PS is actually a virtual server. Likely Virtuozzo powered. They have strict limits on RAM usage. |
But if they sold him 1Gb, he should be getting that and that much memory should easily handle his little test.