Site: Johndiesattheend.com. It's just a series of buy links, at this point.
Got an email saying we were using a high number of resources. Those errors are usually a result of a misconfigured Wordpress, but we had gotten rid of Wordpress. In the report, at the top of the resource usage is robots.txt which is a small text file, but okay. We blocked all bots except yahoo, bing and google through htaccess, and offloaded all scripts and images, so the page should have to do almost nothing - it is basically 200 lines of code telling the users browser to load things from another location.
Still using too many resources, they said. So, they suggested we limit the google crawl rate - fine, we limited it to 500 seconds between requests. We had left up a redirect to the front page so that users trying to find the content we moved would still be bounced to the main page instead of getting a 404 -- they said that might be causing the problem. Fine, we removed redirects. We have gutted the site at this point.
After all that, after removing EVERYTHING, they come back again and say, sorry, you're required to upgrade to a new host or we turn you off, we're not giving you any additional tips on fixing it. So that's what this was really about? Trying to upsell me on a higher package? Because I simply don't believe the high usage reports at this point - we've done every single thing we were asked to do.
I'm paid up through this August, if they suspend the account, I assume they refund me the rest of the money?