Can Ghost Visits and Spam Referral Crash Your Server mySQL

March 31, 2015 849 views
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Can Ghost Visits and Spam Referral Crash Your Server mySQL?

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/ghost-visits-spam-referral-traffic-complete-guide-vyas-lion-

My server been crashing alot lately.
I wonder is it being caused by ghost referrals?

Because I'm getting 100 host referrals per day

1 comment
  • What size droplet are you running your Ghost blog on? Running a database server on smaller droplets can cause the database to crash when it runs out of memory. If you are encountering this I'd recommend setting up a swap file or upgrading to a larger droplet.

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