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How Do Resource Restrictions Function On WestHost Servers

This article is for cPanel Accounts. Determine where your account is with this guide.

To keep our shared servers well-balanced, we must invoke a cap on the amount of CPU and memory usage your account can utilize. This ratio is balanced by a team of administrators for each server -- your account should average 1% of all server resources.

While occasional spikes in resource usage are acceptable, continued over-utilization may result in our admin team contacting you to resolve issues.

Generally speaking, you won't run into a problem unless you fall under one of the following categories:

  • Host a large number of downloadable files
  • Become a victim of the "Digg" effect where a large number of visitors happen to your website in a short amount of time
  • Utilize a great number of server-side scripts (such as PHP or RoR)
  • Host community-oriented software (such as a blog, forum, etc.) that becomes popular

If you go over your allotment, you're account will likely be suspended and an e-mail will be dispatched explaining what happened.

Nobody wants their account to be suspended, but we have little choice but to keep the peace on the other accounts located on your server.

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