View Full Version : Site Slowness: My host is pissed

March 18th, 2008, 08:42 PM
Apparently you're not the only people pissed about the site running slow. My host is pissed as well:


Your user, **********, has excessive resource usage. You can use this wikiarticle to find out what's causing the usage:
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Finding_Causes_of_Heavy_Usage (http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Finding_Causes_of_Heavy_Usage)

Some software can have it's usage reduced with addons:
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/CPU_Reduction (http://wiki.dreamhost.com/CPU_Reduction)

You should make sure you have hotlinking disabled as well:
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Preventing_hotlinking (http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Preventing_hotlinking)

Also, you can try and optimize your code and database calls. If you feel
you've done everything you can and need to upgrade to a more powerful
machine then you might want to try our VPS servers. You can get more
information from http://dreamhostps.com (http://dreamhostps.com/) and you can sign-up for this
service in your Panel under the Private Server tab.

If you have any questions or concerns please let me know.


The site may be going up and down until I figure out the problems. I'm 90% positive it's this forum because the other two sites that run under this account don't gather many visitiors or use many resources. Some premature diagnosis has given rise to two options:

Forum purge. Any posts older than 1 year will be deleted. Your post counts won't be affected.
Move to a dedicated server and avoid loosing any threads, posts, etc.I hate both of those solutions, but I'll see what I can do. I gotta go through and see what's causing the massive jump in resource usage. After all, it could very well be a salty ex-Wanderhomie that hates me, you, or us that is using some sneaky attacks on our site to cause the resource spike. Sit tight until I try to sort things out.


March 27th, 2008, 08:41 AM
I don't mind what ever solution you find Stav, but I would miss this forum if it vanished altogether. Let me know how we can help.