Pete Santilli called into BlueHost with his primary site — pizzablogger.net — being shutdown, as well. Initially, Pete Santilli believed it to be the latest in a long list of Internet attacks on the organization.
The agent said that the account was deactivated for a performance issue, which was that the CPU usage was through the roof and left the site vulnerable for attack. In other words, the traffic was so great, the site crashed.
The agent suggested that the site be upgraded to a VPS and Santilli agreed. He said that they needed to get the sites back up as soon as possible, which would require the organization to get upgraded to VPS to ensure that the usage would no longer exceed allowable limits.
The site issues is indicative of the amount of traffic and potentially high turnout to be seen at the Ride For The Constitution D.C. protest. Beginning Friday, the organization Truckers Ride For the Constitution will be attempting to shutdown the Beltway in protest of a number of issues. Among the grievances, the drivers are complaining about wages, gas prices, federal regulations on their industry, the debt and the National Security Agency’s anti-Fourth Amendment surveillance policies.
A spokeswoman for the group, Zeeta Andrews said, “If anyone can help save the country, it’s truckers,” said Andrews. “Just like the truckers, Americans are sick and tired of what’s going on in this country. It’s time to get up there and make a change. If something happens, it’s because we all let it. We have a right to address these issues and bring them to Washington, D.C. in a peaceful manner.”
BlueHost is working on getting their site back up and running, which will most likely take about 4 – 6 hours, according to the BlueHost agent. We will certainly be covering this event as the morning rolls in with the trucks.