Akismet and Jetpack Issues, Stop Spammers and CloudFlare Save the Day

My Web Host Penalised Me Yet Helped Speed Up My Site Introduction This site used to be hosted on Site5, in Texas.  I had a shared web host account, about the cheapest there is on Site5 though by no means the cheapest around (I’ve had experience of really cheap hosts….).  It worked alright, site management… Continue reading Akismet and Jetpack Issues, Stop Spammers and CloudFlare Save the Day

Proactive Refferal Spam Blocking

Introduction to the Problem and .htaccess Usage I’ve had a few weird hits over time from “normal” websites containing “abnormal” content.  Take today, for instance…. According to my Wassup log and the stats that appear on the main screen widget, I got reffered by: https://www.space.com/common/community/profile.php?u=1078916 Click this if you will.  It’s an ad for male… Continue reading Proactive Refferal Spam Blocking