Update: the problem seems to be a little different than initially advertised and the server people have re-described the reason for the shutdown. The problem is due to the number of bytes served; it’s not due to a DOS attack. We didn’t get a 1-2 million hit spike after all. The problem is that we’re running at over 1 GB being served every day. For example, two weeks ago the weekly total from the stat sheet was 7 487 504 903 bytes. It seems like a lot for a blog.
The blog seems to be under some sort of attack. We suddenly started receiving 1-2 million hits per day and the service provider shut down the site. It’s been restored under a watch. I’ve obtained access logs from the service provider, maybe that will provide a clue. The access logs are 9-10 MB per day. Does anyone know how to analyze these things?