We are using J3.2.3 on one of our client's website, which is an online casino website.
The website is not live yet, as it is in development mode.
Today we noticed that the server is too slow, though it's a dedicated server.
After digging into the server we understood that there are a lot of requests coming from various IPs, bots, etc.
We can definitely block the IPs using Ubuntu tools, but this is not a solution. We should use a method to first detect them, then to block them, but at the same time not to block the real visitors.
I installed sh404SEF and activated the Security features, as well as, Project Honey Pot! Now when I go to Components > sh404SEF > Security Stats, I get these stats for the last 30-40 minutes:
Question 1: Is it dangerous to have this much page requests? Question 2: Is there a way to reduce the number of requests? Question 3: Which is the best way to protect my Joomla website against the bots, DDoS attacks, etc.