The second day in a row, michaeltyler.co.uk has been hit by a Denial of Service attack eminating from ‘Google Cloud Services‘.
Each time, in the early hours of the morning, I’m visited by the ‘Google Cloud Service‘ bot, which subsequently visits ever page on my site in quick succession.
It’s called an
(In this this type of attack, Application Layer receives high-workload requests that consume server resources such as RAM.)
This places an unnaturally high demand on the servers CPU, slowing the server down, and if left, possibly blowing it up. To stop this happening, when the CPU gets warm, it automatically designates the source and shuts it down, putting the offending site on error.
Each time, I’ve been able to trace the source of the problem to Google Cloud Services.
Google Cloud Services caching sites for their owners, but it’s closing my site down, maliciously!
Usually when you sign on to some sort of BOT activity on your site, you’re asked to put a verification code on there, to confirm that it’s actually you requesting the traffic, not some rogue element wishing to take your website down.
You as the owner, actively sign-on to have your site crawled. …
Have been trying different packages, having visited the store and bought the one recommended at point of sale.
On discussing this with someone that spoke English, the package had far to many talk minutes of which I used about 2 within the first month.
It also had too much bandwidth.
I swopped it down to a lower package with 400mb and some free text messages and no free minutes for calls etc.
There’s no way of telling what exactly what you’re going to get, unless your mandarin is good, or you’ve got someone you trust, (with a lot of patience), along with you.
As a guideline, you shouldn’t be paying more than 108RMB. And the package you need will probably be like mine with some free texts and bandwidth for around 68RMB.
Shop around though. It’s probably better to go to a shop which isn’t the one that you buy your phone from. China Netcom have 3G if you want to get the better connectivity involved in that.
Otherwise, China mobile, visit one of their main shops. They’ll have the full range of packages.
Hence no posts today, cos my phone has been out of sorts today. 🙁 awww.