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You could try something like Google analytics (http://www.google.com/analytics/) that will let you see what they are doing. You also might want to consider why they have no business on your site, and consider expanding to cover what could be an interested community. also, not everyone it countries like china are malicious and wan't to steal stuff.
Are these bots that index my site(s) or are they malicious by nature and should be banned using an IP deny filter? You tell us. If they're interacting with your site as any normal user would there is no need to block them. If they're using the site more than visitors from other regions then your site may appeal to them then users from other regions. ...
It might be because visitors may be coming to your section's landing page in the middle of surfing your site. Explanation is found here on Google Analytics' site: Why a custom report shows more Unique Visitors than Visits
Wow. That is odd. Google does funny things with GA and WMT from time to time and changes reporting as a result. I have seen changes from time to time myself. But not in the user count per day. I would bet it is a oddity with Google more than anything. I would make sure that the GA code on your site is up to date. Otherwise, I am not sure what else you can ...
You could - in accordance with your hoster - run a load test on that site. There are several tools to do this, e. g. Apache ships the "ab" (Apache Benchmark) tool, to meassure pure hits and provides you with min/max/mean values. Though you should start with a low amount of requests (5 concurrent) and then start to increase the number of requests (5-10 ...
In regards to how much the site can support, there are many factors here: What are the upload/download speeds of the lines? What is the spec of the server? How many other websites are on the server and what is their consumption of resource? How big the data you're sending out is (a small HTML site vs video streaming). Of course, the fact you're on a ...
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