Hi. On my hosting, I received the notification of high CPU consumption and this is unusual, more so in a month like this when the traffic of my websites goes down a lot.
Checking in cpanel Aw Stats, I find in the bots section, that there is a bot named:
Unknown robot (identified by ‘bot’ followed by a space or one of the following characters _+:,.;/-)
He’s making a lot more requests than Googlebot, which is next to him.
What can I do to stop this from happening?
What I did was set up a firewall rule on Cloudflare, just like this question suggests: Detection of bots
But I’m afraid it will also block the search engine bots.
I also added the php code shown on some support sites, like this one: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/9942276/how-to-block-bad-unidentified-bots-crawling-my-website/23653991#23653991
Any help is appreciated. Greetings.