My hosting company emailed me today saying:
We regret to say that database 'jeffblog' is currently consuming excessive resources on our servers which causes our server to degrade its performance affecting all other customers database driven sites that are hosted on this server.
If your usage of database queries is not significantly reduced within three (3) business days, we will be forced to suspend your account, as our hosting accounts are not intended for such extreme usage of queries.
As a temporary remedy I have disabled posting and viewing of comments.
I have been getting >3800 pageviews a day on average for blog pages and the program has been run >15,000 times a day (and run an update check against my website) on average (but this doesn't touch the database).
I have been planning on getting a much better server (especially so I can host bootskin sharing) however I simply don't have the funds. I will be adding ads to the website so that I can pay for a better server. However I am always open to having donations. For having a program run more than 15,000 times a day and less than 5 people have donated all together! And you wonder why I don't update!