Hi! I thought it best to start here.
My site (https://www.esedirect.co.uk) is becoming unresponsive occasionally (HTTP 524).
I set up some monitoring to see when this is happening and had a look at the server performance for these time periods. I’m seeing a spike in network traffic and CPU usage at the same time.
Also, checking the webserver logs I’m seeing a lot of requests to the same URL from the same ip address.
I’m thinking rate limiting might be the way forwards for us, is there a way to cap the billing for this?
Though I was under the impression a level DDoS protection was built in to CloudFlare (we’re on the pro plan).
I’m open to suggestions as to how to deal with this issue, or being pointed in the right direction.
Thanks in advance for your patience!