Hey guys, need someone's help here. From the past week or so the bandwidth usage of my site increased from 1GB a month to 12GB a Day!
Awstats indicates that there are a range of unique IPs hitting my site and requesting thousands of pages with every visit. Most of these IPs seem to be originating from within the US which is funny. I have blocked China, Brazil and some other countries in my HTaccess but the hits continue.
Please take a look at these ips, these are just a few from thousands that hit my site almost every second. And each one requests around 1000 pages. My site has only around 100 pages so perhaps they request a page over and over again:
The funny thing is that all of them look unique and all of them have a verified DNS. How can this be?
Can anyone please explain what is happening? And what can I possibly do to stop this? If this continues, my site will go offline within a week or so.