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Is it possible to crash a Joomla site with repeated login attempts? One of my sites was brought down last weekend after many instances of the admin login page was opened over a short period of time.

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    Quite possible, because that sounds like DDoS attack. – Mikan Aug 3 '16 at 22:08
  • Either a DDOS attack as @Mikan said, or perhaps your hosting provider have their own security measures in place. That said, if you your hosting provider did do this, they would have notified you already. Login to your hosting control panel and see how much of your hourly/daily server resources have been used – Lodder Aug 4 '16 at 7:35
  • What, exactly, do you mean by "crash?" Do you just get a blank white page when loading the domain or a default page from your host? Have you looked at the error logs of your hosting account for clues? – Michael Yaeger Aug 4 '16 at 18:01

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