Running a Droplet on DigitalOcean with Ubuntu 18.04 LAMP and Wordpress… For last 2 months droplet been running CPU/Mem all below 35% - I switched to cloudflare 2-3 weeks ago, and all good in beginning… I then started seeing huge spikes in CPU and/or memory… forcing me to restart apache every few minutes… I have gone through site with all forms of malware tests to see if that was issue… i noticed a lot of SemrushBot hits so i blogged them at htaccess and today even added firewall rule to block it in cloudflare
I have tried setting up Argo… I have even set up a dedicated MySQL server for WP on Digitalocean but 90% of my user or my requests to Cloudlare i get ERROR 524’s!!!
Its been two days trying everything and i am about to ditch this whole lot… DigitalOcean does not really do support, my log files show nothing abnormal… WHAT IS GOING ON??? I am totally lost