I just received an email from my host (Lunar Pages) stating odl is using “excessive resources, causing a significant degradation of services on the server”. They have moved odl to a temporary server while I correct the issue. Ummm… I’m not exactly sure what to do here. They say the high usage is attributable to PHP processing, but can’t narrow it down any further. They suggest switching to a dedicated server… but that’s $99 a month. I’m not really willing to pay that much.
Other than the standard install of WordPress, the only other item I have installed is Mint (with many Peppers). Does anyone know if Mint (or it’s Peppers) could be eating up the server’s processor? I’m not sure how to reduce my PHP processing, and I don’t really want to switch hosts, Lunar Pages has always been a really good host. Maybe odl has become too popular for it’s own good.
While the site is on the temp server, there may be some outages and downtime. Bear with me while I try to sort this out. Suggestions are welcome.
UPDATE (01.08.06): It looks like I am safe for now. I upgraded to Mint 1.25 and deactivated some of the Peppers that I wasn’t using. Lunar Pages says my server resource usage has dropped, and they have moved the site back to a production server. I’m glad I didn’t have to move right now. I have a tight deadline I’m working under for one of my projects and didn’t really have time to deal with it. Also, I’ve always been happy with LunarPages so I was hoping this would work out. If this happens again though, I may need to look at other options.