There is currently a brute-force login attack targeted at websites with
WordPress. Due to the nature of the attack, memory consumption on
targeted servers has increased. In certain cases, this has resulted in
degradation of performance, and unresponsive servers.
This is due to a high volume of http requests which can cause some servers to start swapping memory to disk, and possibly run out of memory. The most impacted servers tend to be those with limited memory resources, including VPS instances- especially those with 1GB of RAM or less.
The HostNine support team has been hard at work restoring service to managed servers which have been affected by this issue, and we’ve taken proactive steps to reduce the impact of this event.
We thank you for your patience. Having trouble?
You can always file a ticket at firstname.lastname@example.org.