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Bizarre Site Slowdown for Some Users with .htaccess Directive

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http://serverfault.com – To protect my website on a shared hosting plan, I added this to my .htaccess file: <Limit GET HEAD POST> order deny,allow deny from .ru deny from .cn deny from .in deny from .de deny from .cz deny from .kp deny from .kr deny from .ng deny from .pk # other allows go here -- below is just a sample allow from 10.10.10. </Limit> I ran like that for an entire year without issue. I also know that it worked because some guy from Germany said, "Hey, I heard about your website, but I can't connect to it." So, I got to trusting him and poked a hole through for him. He then said, "I can se (HowTos)