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 some 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.
WHAT ASO IS DOING
Our Ninjas have been hard at work restoring service to managed servers which have been affected by this issue, and have taken proactive steps to reduce the impact of this event.
Thanks for your patience, and please email help [at] asmallorange [dot][com] if you experience any issues.