My webhost (Midphase) shut down my site because of a “massive amount” of connections, presumably from spambots attacking my WP install. The volume was such that it was bringing Apache to its knees.
The tech admin’s exact words:
“There was huge numbers of connections to your wp-comments-post.php file. Probably the connection was generated by spam bots.”
They won’t restore my account until I “fix” it, and they advised me to ask for help over here.
I feel this is somewhat unfair, since my host offers WP as an autoinstall. However, I did install this version myself.
I think it was version 2.0.1. I was running Akismet, and it was catching a lot of spam.
Does anyone have any advice for me? Would upgrading to 2.0.5 help? Or do I just need to find a new host? (I hope not!)
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