Common causes for resource overusage (Linux)

Your shared hosting account can only use a limited amount of system resources. If you are overusing resources on your hosting account, you should review your hosted sites to see if they match any of these common causes.

CauseDescription
Storing large files or file collectionsImproperly using your hosting account's storage space (more info)
Sites that promote spammingLetting anonymous users to spam elements of your website (more info)
Unrestricted or anonymous user creationLetting anonymous users to create site content (more info)
Web scraping, indexing, and scanning applicationsHosting applications that scan massive amounts of external site data (more info)
Auto-blogging, article spinning, and SEO-inflationAutomating external content creation for invalid SEO purposes (more info)
Mass merchant affiliates and cloned websitesCloning multiple external websites for invalid SEO purposes (more info)
Mass-emailing platformsSending massive email campaigns through your web hosting (more info)
Outdated applications and add-onsHosting applications or plugins that are outdated and pose security risks (more info)
Other common causesHosting poorly scripted applications, hosting compromised sites, etc. (more info)

We are not able to support custom scripting or third-party applications. You can review these guides for general information, but ultimately you will be responsible for diagnosing, troubleshooting, and correcting any issues that can exist in your sites or applications.