A little traffic surge of about 20,000 hits took our favorite tech support WordPress site – AskTheAdmin.com. It was my fault for not updating our caching plugin and it was not running properly. So after recieving several emails and phone calls I called our hosting company. As I was waiting on hold I got an email detailing the issue. They disabled the front end of WordPress but the backend was still up.

I was able to get into the wp-admin interface and uninstall the old caching plugin and install W3 Total cache the traffic was not as heavy when Gator reinstated the site but the 7,500 hits did not bring the server down. Learn a lesson from us no caching eats up server resources – enable a caching plugin like W3 today so it is running when you need it.

Thanks everyone for sticking with us!