Why bootdev — Nginx conf extended

Originally posted on Keith Yau:

Recently, one of our Drupal stack really high CPU, It do monthly increased 30% RPM (request per minute) from new relic. BTW, i think its CPU wont increase like 40%. During my investigation,

  1. some robots scan can somehow eat your CPU. Like many robots will look for wp-login as it guess you are wordpress site and more.
  2. Your CDN may pull your data but goes to a wrong URL and have a ERROR in your php-fpm log
  3. robot from same IP address(es) keep scan your site

We here added some conf which help about 6-7% CPU decrease for a 300-400 RPM Drupal site.

#Set a limit connection zone

limit_conn_zone $binary_remote_addr zone=gulag:5m;

#Check robot

map $http_user_agent $is_bot {

default  ”;

~*crawl|goog|yahoo|yandex|spider|bot|tracker|click|parser is_bot;



### Send all known bots to $args free URLs.


location @nobots {

if ($is_bot) {

rewrite ^ $scheme://$host$uri? permanent;


rewrite ^/(.*)$  /index.php?q=$1 last;



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