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Recently statistics for my site is about 50% "not viewed traffic". This seems much as many robots are blocked. What % of "not viewed traffic" can be regarded as "normal"?

Is my site under attack when 50% of traffic is generated not by normal users using their browsers?

What can be done to reduce "not viewed traffic" (I am using nginx server)?

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  • OK, one question left - what can be done to forbid several known and unknown bots? – snayob Jul 16 '17 at 13:18
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    I am not a AWStats fan. When I was a web host, AWStats was a natural to offer my users, however, I found that the information poorly structured and confusing. Instead, I used SawMill to create meaningful information. Today, I suggest Piwik. It is free and excellent. Likely one of the very best. – closetnoc Jul 16 '17 at 18:11
  • As for bots, there are two popular options; Fail2Ban and ModSecurity. Both are effective, however, you may want to review how to use each to see which one is best for you. Otherwise, the task is far too great and requires constant attention. Cheers!! – closetnoc Jul 16 '17 at 18:13
  • @ closetnoc, thanks for reply, I am using f2b, iptables to block attackers (mainly from china). Could you post an answer so we have some info which can be voted (both - info on AWStats and about bots). Thanks. – snayob Jul 21 '17 at 9:57

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