My host (bluehost.com) shut down my site at about 4:00pm (EST) today and support told me that it was due to excessive MySql queries and CPU load. Some notes about this experience:
- Support was very fast on getting back to me when I contacted them.
- They weren’t very helpful when it came to what I needed to do. I had to track down information in their knowledge base.
- A quick browse on the internets via Google showed me that bluehost has received some negative press re their mysterious CPU lockout and suspension issues. Seems like they aren’t really set up to run trafficked WordPress sites on their shared servers.
- The suspension came out of the blue (no pun intended). No warnings, no emails prior to, nothing, nada. It would have been helpful if I had at least received a notice that my site was causing problems on the servers and I needed to make some modifcations or they’d shut things down…