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    I have been experiencing CPU throttling at Bluehost. They told me that some of my plug-ins are using too many resources. This strikes me as odd since the problem only started today after I had no problem all week and all morning.

    Anyways, I’ve been deactivating plug-ins which I can live without. I’ve been deleting everything that’s been deactivated.

    So I just deactivated this plugin that essentially applies your theme (Stylesheet) used for the rest of the site to your login page. I wanted to see what it would look like without, so I deactivated it, and then logged out to take a look. It looked a mess without the plugin, so I logged back in using the correct password and I get this error message: Bye Bye, SPAMBOT!

    I try again and get the same message. And then again, same message. So I do a forgotten password and it sends me the new password. I copy it and paste it in and it says: Bye Bye, SPAMBOT!

    What the HELL is going on! This is driving me nuts! For some reason the administrator has been locked out, and it won’t even accept the new passwords.

    Please help!

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  • ftp to site or use host’s file manager to rename the plugins folder
    this will allow you to log in.
    once in, rename the plugins folder back and activate the plugins one by one testing in between

    You are brilliant! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    I’m back in! 🙂

    What had happened? Was it because there were too many changes at once and it locked up, or something?

    you had a plugin conflict
    that’s why you need to activate one at a time and test site in between

    Do you have any idea why I had no CPU throttling all week long, not any today (I was on it all day) and then at a certain time my pages hang.

    I went to host’s CPanel and checked my server and it said the load was too high (this site is new so I’m lucky to get a half dozen people browsing by at best) and would affect service. I emailed them and about an hour later, the load was now ok again, but the pages still hung and then my CPU Throttling had mysteriously become a problem.

    I had my php.ipi file memory max set to 100. So I brought it back to 32 and it finally displayed an error message for one of the widgets. I deactivated it, but my pages still hang, my throttling is still high, and this only started today in the middle of the afternoon. I had no probs all week long or all morning. Bluehost assured me that it’s not the CPU hogging from other sites who share the box with me.

    Since you seem to be pretty knowledgeable about this stuff, do you have any clue what the problem could be? I know it’s probably impossible to know exactly, but if you had to take a shot in the dark …? Any ideas?


    a shot in the dark would be a poorly written plugin or theme…
    what plugins did you have activated?

    I’ve been running quite a few (nearly 3 dozen). Most are small in functionality, but some are big in functionality.

    The one that threw the error when I first brought my memory max down to 32 was AVH First Defense Against Spam. So I deactivated it.

    At the moment I have these enabled:
    Add From Server
    Add to Any: Share/Bookmark/Email Button
    Admin Commenters Comments Count
    Advanced Excerpt
    Advertising Manager (don’t actually use this yet, since I haven’t even addressed advertising yet, but it’s activated)
    Akismet (haven’t gotten a key thing yet, so it’s activated, but not doing anything)
    Allow Multiple Accounts
    AskApache RewriteRules Viewer
    Autolink URI
    Blogroll Autolinker
    Comments Policy
    Customize Your Community
    Dashboard Post-it
    Drafts Dropdown
    Extended Category Widget
    FD Feedburner Plugin
    GD Simple Widgets
    Get Recent Comments
    Header and Footer
    Invisible Defender
    Ozh’ Admin Drop Down Menu
    Pending Posts Indicator
    Peter’s Login Redirect
    Quotes Collection
    Recent Commented Posts
    SidePosts Widget
    Theme My Login
    TinyMCE Advanced
    User Locker
    Video Sidebar Widgets
    Viper’s Video Quicktags
    WP-CMS Post Control
    WP Ajax Edit Comments

    As far as my theme. It’s mostly just CSS/XHTML with a little php coding. Nothing that would affect the CPU. The PHP validates, as does the xhtml. There’s a few warnings with the CSS, but nothing to write home about.

    Also, my site throws no PHP errors or any kinds of errors for that matter in the error log.

    Sam can you please help me on my post….

    Like I said before, I’m not expecting samboll to pinpoint the problem in a blog. I know it’s a shot in the dark, but he was very quick to know my last problem, so I figured maybe he’s dealt with this issue before and might have an inkling of an idea, or anything. If not, nothing lost. It’s worth a try.

    yeah well its just discourging to see all these post coming across and people skipping everyones problems. So Im like when does the help come in.?

    Where’s the link to your post? I might not be able to help, but I’ll give it a look.

    that is a lot of plugins
    I think I would start with one and test cpu and add them one at a time and look at cpu usage

    Samboll’s idea is a great one. Really you want to try relying on plugins a bit less. The more plugins you have, the more likely that there will be problems in any given area. If you deactivate all plugins and notice that the problem goes away, then you will know that your problem is being caused by one or more plugins. Then reactivating them one by one and waiting and testing will show you which plugins could be causing problems.

    Note that, reactivating a plugin likely won’t immediately cause your site to be experience this CPU throttling. Also note that there are probably several plugins which are affecting it.

    Also see this post for some CPU tips:

    Thanks for everyone’s help.

    Bluehost apparently did maintenance on my box today (it was down for quite some time). The notice in place of my site said they were doing diagnostics, and an employee over there told me they might be rebuilding it, etc.

    Anyways, it’s back up and so far things seem to be running quickly. No throttling yet (knock on wood). Let’s hope whatever it was has been resolved.

    Thanks again.

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