ExpressionEngine and CPU Seconds

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#1

Looking for anyone experiencing large CPU seconds consumption with ExpressionEngine. I’m presently using 1.3.2 and using PHP 5.0.4. I have no idea is EE really is responsible for the CPU seconds consumption, Dreamhost has notified me that the consumption is up. I’m assuming EE is the culprit – because it is the really only active app I have running (very low volume of postings). I suspect it has to do with referrer spammers. I just implemented the Blacklist in .htaccess and a Redirect 404 for the referrer template in the same htaccess.

I have MediaWiki, WordPress, Drupal, and MovableType all running as well – but only for my testing – pretty much zero content with comments/trackbacks disabled. MediaWiki is locked down as well.

Anyone with CPU seconds problems and EE? TIA!


#2

I use EE with PHP4, and haven’t run into problems with CPU consumption. But then, my site doesn’t have many visitors. The blacklist module is awesome.


#3

Are you using PHP as apache module or CGI? Blacklist is great – I’m waiting to see if that corrects the problem with tomorrow’s log.


#4

I’m using it as a CGI module. I tried it using an Apache module, but I ran into some problem with the image gallery so I switched to cgi mode.