thought 2 PROTIP: If you’re going to write a “considered harmful” essay, install WP‐Cache 2.0 before, not after.
That’s hilarious, did you get hammered or what??
I got posted to del.icio.us, Reddit, and Digg. As far as I can tell, Digg is what broke the camel’s back. My host shut down my site temporarily — they said I had more than 80 simultaneous MySQL connections and that the load on my shared server was going through the roof.
I convinced them to give me (and nobody else) access so that I could install WP-Cache, and once it was all set up, they took me out of the penalty box. It was a painstaking process, though, because they were really slow to respond via e-mail (their preferred support channel), so I’d always end up calling them and getting put on hold while some support guy talked to some sysadmin. What should have taken 20 minutes took about four hours instead.
I don’t really hold it against them, because it was an unusual scenario, and because no shared hosting plan is really adequate for the sort of traffic Digg generates. But when I get the time I might shop around for a host with less bureaucracy.