I'll admit, I was dumb. I used to host this blog at my house, which was not equipped to handle the traffic it receives, or the riff raff that is script kiddies.
Long story short the IP address of my house was under constant DoS attacks since I posted about hosting this blog at my house and foolishly listed the IP in the post. This led to my router constantly being overloaded, even after switching to DigitalOcean.
Thanks to Arul's Tech Info, I was able to change my IP address with Comcast, thus saving my internet connection.
Lesson learned: Don't list your home IP address if you decide to host at home, and don't have an open ports that aren't being used.
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