Hi! Our site
https://www.vondt.net/ has seen a big increase in international traffic and is experiencing several 500 internal server errors due to the bandwidth strain. There is around 1.7K hourly unique visitors. We are on “the best dedicated server” on
One.com, but they have not gotten back to us with the specs of that server - but we fear it isn’t “all that”. Personally I wouldn’t think 1.7K/hr would be enough to bring down a server? But I fear we might be on “shared server” - even though they say it is ‘dedicated’.
As of today we had Cloudflare Pro activated w/ settings, and unfortunately is just isn’t doing the trick. Even though the analytics shows it is reporting taking away a lot of bandwidth usage from origin server (74% according to CF analytics). But it is still very unstable and it is generating a lot of 500 internal server errors.
Does anyone in here have any ideas on how to improve the situation? The
One.com support hasn’t been super helpful to say the least, and only told us to throttle bots (which we have done through Wordfence Premium).
Also, does anyone here use W3 Total Cache with Cloudflare? We have had trouble having both services at the same time - as if we active W3TC along with CF the page doesn’t load. Weird, but perhaps there are some settings we must have gotten wrong. Currently the W3TC plug-in is deactivated.
Hope some of you might have some knowledge around this and suggestions towards a good solution.
All the best,