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Unfortunately it appears that your site is using more than your fair share of system resources on your shared hosting machine dawber. Our system has flagged your account because it is using a large number of CPU minutes per day on dawber. We need you to trim down your resource consumption considerably. Should you ignore this or subsequent warnings your account may be moved to an evaluation server which could cause downtime.
Specifically amf’s CPU minute usage for today is 56.70.
(What does this mean? Read this:
* To understand exactly which of your scripts is using what resources, please examine /home/amf/logs/resources/ starting tomorrow morning. This file can also be downloaded via ftp or accessed via the stats page at http://domain.com/stats/resources .
* Every day at 8AM PDT, a new file named “amf.sa.analyzed.0” will be created in the resources directory, and contains a breakdown of your usage. Older files are kept as “amf.sa.analyzed.1”, “amf.sa.analyzed.2” and so on, for 7 days.
* If you only see php.cgi in your report, you can find out how to get more fine detail at:
* You may also want to evaluate our dedicated server offerings at http://www.dreamhost.com/dedicated/, which we recommend for busier sites, sites which experience extremely high volumes of traffic and / or use a lot of resources. Plans start at just $99 a month.
You will continue to receive this warning message until your resource usage goes down.
Here’s the key data
Process CPU seconds user machine count average
mt-comments.cgi 1492.7900 43.880% 6.220% 2115 0.706
mt-tb.cgi 1180.9000 34.712% 4.920% 2007 0.588
mt.cgi 525.5200 15.447% 2.190% 574 0.916
The script that is causing the problem is mt-comments.cgi. Which is odd as there were no comments to speak of yesterday, and it was a light spam day too.
So far I have gotten away with a very cheap hosting plan for what I think of as my hobby. Moving to a dedicated server would push the cost waay up. Not high enough for me to take ads, but high enough for me to half-wish I did.
But unless this is a blip, that’s where I’m headed.