I got a wonderfully obscure email from my service provider last night.. which I’m increasingly more ashamed to say is GoDaddy. LET’S READ!
Dear Christopher Rusche,
Your shotgunshuffle.com hosting account has been causing a significant overload of shared resources (CPU) for the server on which it resides. This overload threatens the health of the server and, in turn, the connectivity of other websites housed on it.
Please keep in mind that, as the owner of this hosting account, it is incumbent upon you to determine what is wrong and how to best resolve this situation. However, this appears to be an issue with comment spamming on your shotgunshuffle.com website.
In general terms, you will need to install anti-spamming devices such as CAPTCHA, Akismet, etc., and remove all current unwanted spam posts, comments, and users.
However, as we are not able to support custom scripting or the inner workings of third-party applications, we are unable to provide specific solutions. Therefore, we respectfully suggest the use of your favorite Internet search engine in order to further research this issue, if necessary, using terms such as: clean and stop comment spam, etc.
Additional information and resources may also be found through reviewing the support forum for your specific website application(s) (i.e.: WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, phpBB, MediaWiki, Simple Machines Forum, etc.)
*** IMPORTANT ***
Your hosting account is scheduled to be reviewed again July 21, 2013. In order to prevent your account becoming eligible for suspension following that review, please ensure this issue has been fully resolved before that date.
We understand that this situation was not intentional. However, it is crucial that you review and resolve this issue as quickly as possible. Should this issue persist and/or any associated negative impact escalate in severity prior to the review date above, it may become necessary to suspend your service without further notification.
Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Our goal is to not only correct this issue, but to also ensure optimal performance of your own website(s) in our environment. We are here to help; should you have any questions, you may call us at 480-505-8871, or simply reply to this email message. We sincerely appreciate your business and your cooperation.
Network Violations Team
Now for any of you visiting ever experience site-slowiness or general non-existence, I feel your pain. Tenfold. I’ve been extremely disappointed in the product I’ve been paying for. I scrolled through their help forums to discover many users being heckled for what appear to be complete non-issues. And many of them being asked to respond directly to that email, or they’re threatened with site-suspension. One such case was over their directory folders not having correct indexes. Others for having some portions of their site take over 45 seconds to respond.
Here’s my tactful rebuttal: