I've been running a website http://www.charlottesvveb.com for a couple of years now.
Recently my advertising provider made a huge number of links to my site which unexpectedly increased the traffic over a 3 day period. I previously used caching plugins (wp super cache and WTC3) but had issues with them last year so I took them off until I could learn how to use them properly.
When I encountered the increased traffic I found it difficult to load the homepage (although other pages did seem to load, not necessarily fully but in better shape than the homepage) and I could not access CMS. I thought that a few weeks later, now traffic has died down again, that the problem could be resolved. But I still can't access CMS and the homepage only partially loads. I'm concerned there is another issue, perhaps a hack, but I'm not a HTML expert and so would find it hard to spot. Although a lot of people on the forum have had similar issues for various reasons, I've no idea which reason is most similar to mine.
I've contacted Network Solutions (my host) but not heard back yet. I really want to update the theme as it always loaded so slowly anyway. Plus I really want to post more articles and update plugins. I particularly want to get a caching plugin finally working on the site.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your time and help.