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  1. #1
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    What poses a heavy cpu load on a server?

    Hi.

    I want to restrict terms of use in my shared server.
    I am wondering what poses a heavy cpu load on a server.
    I can list:

    bulk emails;
    streaming;
    games;
    servlet;

    ............;

    Could you further add to the list?
    Thank you very much.

    Joe.

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    Even with those terms, you'll get the occasional site that gets tens of thousands of visitors a day which uses PHP and MySQL extensively that slows your box down. It's probably best to just include a general restriction on high-load sites in order to protect yourself later.

    I also noticed you had "bulk email" in that list. If you have a seperate section on spam, it's ok to remove it from this list.
    -Mooneer
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  3. #3
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    Re: What poses a heavy cpu load on a server?

    Originally posted by capecod
    Hi.

    I want to restrict terms of use in my shared server.
    I am wondering what poses a heavy cpu load on a server.
    I can list:

    bulk emails;
    streaming;
    games;
    servlet;

    ............;

    Could you further add to the list?
    Thank you very much.

    Joe.
    The following may tax your bandwidth and/or cpu resources, and invite server attacks.

    Pornographic content.

    Pirated software, hacker programs or archives, "warez", shareware or freeware.

    Copyrighted material to which the site owner does not own the copyright.

    Distribution points, or any site whose primary purpose is file distribution. Sites that specialize in the distribution of images, software, and software addons.

    IRC Bots.

    Subhosting (any domain housing additional users without webhost's knowledge.
    intellec
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  4. #4
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    I hear proxy type scripts are heck on the CPU processing as well.

    I think there was a good thread about this about 2 months ago talking about what scripts are bad and why. It was pretty informative and probably what you are looking for.

    -WC-

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    PHP and MySQL do not have to put a high load on the server - one of my sites receives ~5,000 pageviews per day (the php script does emailing and pulling from a MySQL db), and my other site recieves ~20,000 pageviews per day (this script does just emailing). Not ALL php scripts/mysql take a large toll on the server (the shared server that I'm on has an average load of 0.25), but some message boards, and large scripts can.

    - Matt

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    Originally posted by mind21_98
    I also noticed you had "bulk email" in that list. If you have a seperate section on spam, it's ok to remove it from this list.
    Bulk email does not always equate to spam. Spam is unsolicited, bulk email could be a genuine, large mailing list.
    Josh Powell.
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    Originally posted by joshp
    Bulk email does not always equate to spam. Spam is unsolicited, bulk email could be a genuine, large mailing list.
    True, but some groups like SPEWS even oppose that and block everything even remotely representing a mailing list with no opt-in names.
    -Mooneer
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