Just because your site is "down" whatever that means does not stop users and/or bots trying to access it which is why your hosts are seeing that traffic.
Bot attacks happen, it is a fact of life when running a board but your hosts need to be more proactive in stopping this - after all it is their server and they are the ones controlling/managing it.
This is the Internet and you cannot stop traffic, nor would you want to, but it can be controlled.
This is a hosting problem in my opinion and if your hosts cannot, or will not, do what you are paying them to do then it is time to find a new host.
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Ok thank you, I am actively looking for a new host but i dread the process of migrating this large database including an attachment folder that is so large that even FileZilla won't display all the files inside the folder. I am looking up instructions on how to do this with SSH.
If you have any recommendations for a good host that will be very welcome.