allows CGI to be used on all ClassWorld.com virtual web servers.
CGI can be resource intensive however, and because a Virtual
Server must be shared with other users, we must limit how
much of the CPU can be used by any one account on a shared
server. There are several reasons why ClassWorld.com has created
its CGI Abuse policy for its virtual server users.
What does ClassWorld.com
consider "CGI ABUSE"?
Any site whose
CGI programs are using excessive amounts of system resources.
Excessive amounts is defined as any amount that results in
substantial degradation of server performance. ClassWorld.com
is the sole determinant of what consititues degraded server
Due to their
use of flat files instead of databases, ClassWorld.com
does not allow the use of UBB or YABB bulletin
boards. Use of these boards for large or very active forums,
results in system performance degradation, and cannot be allowed
in our shared server environment. ClassWorld.com suggests
using VBulletin or phpBB as a more efficient, database-driven
alternative to these bulletin boards.
Why does ClassWorld.com
have this policy?
and Fairness to others
A Virtual Server is shared. As such, there are many accounts
per machine. In all fairness, ClassWorld.com cannot allow
one or two clients to use all of the System resources on a
shared machine and have all other clients on the machine suffer
because of it. Excessive CPU usage by one or more clients
causes extreme slowness in all areas: FTP, Telnet, Web Sites
and more. If the CPU usage gets too far out of hand, all sites
hosted on the machine will return Errors and not be accessible
in any way.
if I violate this policy ?
All accounts that are found to using excessive amounts of
system resources will receive an email warning from ClassWorld.com.
This warning will inform you that there is too much CGI running
and it will provide options for reducing the usage or upgrading
your server. If you do not reduce the usage within 24 hours
of the email being sent, your CGI scripts will be disabled.