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Getting too many (flood) request, how can I block/reduce bot requests to my site?

You can use CloudFlare as firewall to your site: http://www.cloudflare.com/features-security
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Getting too many (flood) request, how can I block/reduce bot requests to my site?

If you are using Cpanel or any other linux distribution I would highly suggest using http://configserver.com/cp/csf.html and configuring it. It will reduce the amount of bots that are hitting your ...
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Getting too many (flood) request, how can I block/reduce bot requests to my site?

There is no one solution, you are best off using a combination of solutions. We have some high profile sites that are often targeted so we have adopted these measures - Cloudflare - great service. ...
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Getting too many (flood) request, how can I block/reduce bot requests to my site?

You can also run jSecure on your site, it's a simple component that moves the administrator login to something other than /administrator/index.php. It can also redirect requests to the old admin page ...
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Using Joomla! SEF 'After the Fact'

Technically, you can start the website without SEF enabled and can enabled it later. Enabling the core SEF functionality does not involve a lot of extra work. It is only enabling the SEF options in ...
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Getting too many (flood) request, how can I block/reduce bot requests to my site?

I would suggest Akeeba Admin tools, it offers great protection to nearly all kind of attacks, and white/black list features, you can block ips, etc... That said, I would investigate why a non live ...
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Getting too many (flood) request, how can I block/reduce bot requests to my site?

There are components that can help with this. sh404SEF by Anything Digital has the ability to monitor, throttle and block requests based on a preset config that you define. I think Akeeba Admin Tools ...
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What's the best way to load a search box within the custom 404 page, specifically in sh404SEF

You could try inserting the HTML that is generated from the mod_search module directly: <form action="index.php" method="post" class="form-inline" _lpchecked="1"> <input name="...
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Using Joomla! SEF 'After the Fact'

You can enable it after the fact, but be very careful when doing so. I would strongly recommend backing up your website before installing any SEF component. POSSIBLE PROBLEMS If not done properly, ...
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I'm using sh404SEF on HostGator. What should I do with my .htaccess?

1) Not really. 2) From a configuration perspective you don't need to change anything in the .htaccess file for proper and optimal functionality of sh404sef. From an "SEO" perspective, there are ...
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Custom canonical urls using sh404SEF

I also had strange canonical tags at one point which were fixed by installing the Canonical Plugin by StyleWare.
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Custom canonical urls using sh404SEF

We use sh404SEF extensively at work for large clients, so I deal with this a lot. There are times where sh404 does weird things and other times it works fine. You should be able to purge your URL ...
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Using Joomla! SEF 'After the Fact'

Yes you can activate SEF "after the fact" without problems. In most cases you need to rename htaccess.txt to .htaccess and then activate the SEF Settings in the Joomla Global Configuratoin.
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SH404SEF : How to redirect a URL to home?

sh404SEF developer here The answer by FFrewin above is not correct. To redirect some URLs to home page, you simply: Click on the "Home page meta" toolbar button on any page of sh404SEF control panel ...
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SH404SEF : How to redirect a URL to home?

It's a bit tricky to do this redirection in SH404SEF. Here is the practical steps to achieve that: In SH404SEF URL Manager, find the SEF urls of the page that you want to redirect to homepage. ...
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Joomla URL format for custom component

You can use sef_ext plugins. In sh404sef find sef_ext folder and create com_my_comp.php file <?php defined('_JEXEC') or die('Direct Access to this location is not allowed.'); // ------------...
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Fatal error: Call to a member function getType() on a non-object in /plugins/system/sef/sef.php on line 38

Have you recently updated Joomla to Joomla 3.5.1? This error is typically caused by a botched update (see: http://www.itoctopus.com/resolving-the-dreaded-call-to-a-member-function-getdocument-on-a-non-...
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Strange Redirects from google after sh404sef plugin + virtuemart

When I answered you previous Q 'Virtuemart duplicate URL for products assigned to 1+ categories' I didn't realize that your main concern and the reason for asking how could you eliminate any category ...
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Multilingual - Associations: Single Articles for Home Page - Duplicate Home URL issue

I have a similar setup, but I used the featured articles function. It works if you create 3 menu items. Menu item #1: Your "master" home menu, that one is the feature articles item. Stick it in a ...
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Multilingual - Associations: Single Articles for Home Page - Duplicate Home URL issue

Initial 2014 Solution - Older Joomla 3x versions The issue comes from the mod_languages, because currently it will always check for the component's associations and if it finds them, it will create ...
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K2 problem with displaying tagged content with SEF URLs

Have you tried modifying the K2 options for SEF? Should work with 2.6.5+ directions: Go to Components / K2 Click the Parameters button top right A window opens up - click the Advanced tab Scroll down ...
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Joomla Pagination issue with K2 + sh404SEF + T3 Framework

It is not K2, T3 or sh404 sef problem. It is Joomla bug. limit is missing from url's T3, and K2 are only overriding default JPagination methods and _buildDataObject method in JPagination class is ...
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Joomla Pagination issue with K2 + sh404SEF + T3 Framework

This is indeed a T3 bug! It doesn't generate right urls for the K2 category's pagination. To fix this, please follow this simple guide: Go to plugins/system/t3/includes/joomla30 Edit the pagination....
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Getting too many (flood) request, how can I block/reduce bot requests to my site?

Project HoneyPot is a great idea that worked well until the spammers figured out how to get around it. I am continually blocked by Project HoneyPot because I have a dynamic IP that has apparently been ...
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