So my real problem is that today I've suddenly been having issues with entry processes and IOPS far exceeding the hosting account limits and causing my site to go down. I've never even gotten close to reaching these limits in the past, and nothing has changed. So this has lead me to review the Awstats to see if I can find out what's going on, and I've found some strange things.
I've found a few things that look abnormal, but the strangest thing is that under the "Locales" section it's showing 9,400 hits using only 8.4MB of bandwidth, and under the "Hosts" section, I've got one IP showing over 7,000 hits using only 23KB of bandwidth, and another with 1,300 hits using 0 bandwidth.
I don't know a ton about this stuff, but from what I've read this seems abnormal. I've been searching around to see if anyone else has experience hits without bandwidth and I can't find any information on that.
I am thinking that this might have something to do with the resource usage issues I'm having. I'm hoping someone here can shed some more light on this for me, as my searches have not brought me anything useful.