Back last month, a sudden spike in the number of visitors to this site caused the shared hosting server I use (Hostgator) to spiral out of control. This, inevitably caused the provider to block my site. It was, succinctly put, a headache to get the blog back up and running again. But, after installing a number of caching mechanisms, etc, I am back in business. It has left me rather soured in terms of how I regard my host. Needless to say, come November, I will be looking elsewhere.