Popularity Contest – A WordPress Plugin disabled

I need to disable a plugin called Popularity Contest. It send post request on each page view to collect the popularity of a web page. The plugin uses JQuery code to do that.

jQuery.post("index.php",{ak_action:"api_record_view", ids: AKPC_IDS, type:"'.$type.'"}, false, "json");

With good number of visitors already visiting satya-weblog.com, this extra page view using post method was proving costly. I was getting memory related errors on error log. Many genuine readers may be facing problem. Though I did not noticed site down any difference than when these errors was not coming. May be only post method and only this request for Popularity contest plugin was reject few times a day! I want to see clean error log, so though to disable the WordPress Popularity Content Plugin and it worked in resolving the error. Error I am talking about looks like this:

[Sat Aug 20 02:34:13 2011] [error] [client] (12)Cannot allocate memory: couldn't create child process: /opt/suphp/sbin/suphp for /home/satya612/public_html/blog/index.php, referer: http://sf.satya-weblog.com/ws/style_518005309.css

[Sat Aug 20 02:33:27 2011] [error] [client] (12)Cannot allocate memory: couldn't create child process: /opt/suphp/sbin/suphp for /home/satya612/public_html/blog/index.php, referer: http://www.satya-weblog.com/2010/07/eclipse-error-failed-to-load-the-jni-shared-library-cprogram-files-x86javajre6binclientjvm-dll.html

My hosting provider has request to upgrade the plan to solve this error. Then I will get more RAM. I do not want to spend much on hosting for the blog. Therefore, I tried to look for the error and found the culprit in "Popularity Contest" WordPress plugin.