Hey guys, I’m not 100%, but I think we MIGHT be getting DDOS’d ; Cloudflare is hitting us with hundreds of requests in seconds, all of which are generating new PHP scripts which is choking the server. When I change the ‘security’ setting on Cloudflare to “I’m Under Attack”, the problem seems to be resolved; as soon as I take it off, the problem comes back. So that’s why I think it might be an actual DDOS attack, so I’m going to leave it under max security for now. It should have nothing at all to do with having the Varnish server being turned off. Thanks for your patience.
Also, because I’ve been dealing with this for the past two hours, I haven’t finished the chapter yet. Fingers crossed, I’ll try and get it done for you in another hour.
EDIT: Yep, I’m almost 100% sure it’s a DDOS attack now. I turned off the DDOS “I’m Under Attack” protection for literally a few seconds, and server load instantly increased from a load of 2 to a load of 10. We’re under a ‘Denial of Service’ attack, folks. Thanks for bearing with me.