These appear to be attacks on one or two of the bigger sites on our server (both of which are news sites, not retail or forums).
These outages bring down all the other sites on the server.
Our server people are forever blocking IPs and countries from the firewall.
Is this a common problem?
The server folks always come back with techie explanations but it keeps on happening, which makes me wonder if there is a problem with the server setup - but I don't know enough about it to question things.
The reason we are on a dedicated server (about 4 years and not cheap) was because we were having outages because other sites on a shared server were bringing the whole thing down.
I am looking to move to another server - however will these problems come with me?
The CMS software on the main target sites is kept up to date.
Has anyone out there had a similar problem? Is there a solution that won't cost a bomb?