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Multi-site Network impact on host CPU utilization

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:35 pm
by sysadm
About 3 weeks ago, my hosting account suspended my domain (this one) for violation of terms. The applications running on my piece of the shared server over-stepped the bounds of my allotment (which I can't figure out, the hosting company advertises unlimited resources for hosting), anyway it appears that heavy cron jobs and script activity is causing the surge in CPU usage.

I have tried everything I can think of to alleviate the problem - from renaming cron.php to updating robot.txt files, from incorporating counter-measures with additional plugins to using an outside CDN.

Nothing short of erasing the entire pulblic_html folder seems to be the answer, and that would destroy the purpose of having a host in the first place.