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# 8  
Old 09-15-2017
It's usually blazing fast for me, honestly. I've never seen anything but minute or two intervals of slow performance, then back to fast the majority of the time.
# 9  
Old 09-16-2017
I'm in Asia and it's blazing fast for me now.

However, yesterday I noticed a period of very slow response and I traced the problem to BingBot hammering the site.

Most of the problems I have noticed of lately have been related to bots indexing the site in an abusive way.

Normally I block them, but I hesitate to blog the BingBot so I just set the crawl-delay to 1

User-agent: msnbot 
Crawl-delay: 1

User-agent: bingbot
Crawl-delay: 1

Let's see if this helps slow down the bingbots!

PS: This is a constant problem that we have to deal with..... most bots do not follow the robots.txt directive, especially those from China, Russia, etc.
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# 10  
Old 09-16-2017
I also noticed +30 second response times since a few days.
But now it's good again, 1-2 seconds Smilie
# 11  
Old 09-16-2017
Yeah, it's a full time job just managing malicious and poorly configured bots.

I'll try to look at some other adjustments to see if I can mitigate this in other ways. Some DB parameter tweaking might also help mitigate this.
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# 12  
Old 09-16-2017
Originally Posted by Neo
so I just set the crawl-delay to 1

User-agent: msnbot 
Crawl-delay: 1

User-agent: bingbot
Crawl-delay: 1

This seems to have done the trick, is back to normal again now.

# 13  
Old 09-17-2017

It's constant admin work trying to beat back all the misconfigured and malicious indexing bots. Seems they pop up and try to suck all the posts and threads from the site with no benefit to us or the site, only draining resources and causing the site to slow down.

Most bots, unfortunately, do not follow the robots.txt directives and must be blocked.
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# 14  
Old 10-19-2017
I couldn't help but notice that over recent days response has been really fast (accessing from the UK).

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