High load or under DDos attacks?

Tommyhara

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Hello,

I got alerts in my directadmin with system high load from 10 to 15 sometimes, when I enabled Cloudflare DDOs protection for my website then my website worked, if I turned off DDOs protection on Clouflare then my site keeps loading...and server may be high load. Is it High load or under DDos attacks on server? how to detect it is a high load (lack of RAM) or a DDOs attack?
 

Zhenyapan

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check webserver stats, and process stats to determine what exactly causes high load.
maybe it caused by bots, or simple atack from 1-2 ips.
 

Zhenyapan

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You mean check web server log files?
I mean if you use Apache, you can enable enhanced realtime statistics here: /etc/httpd/conf/extra/httpd-info.conf
uncomment #ExtendedStatus On
and comment out:
# Require host .example.com
# Require ip 127
than restart Apache and open in browser your_IP/server-status
 
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