ET Web Hosting allows CGI to be used on all Servers.
CGI can be resource intensive however, and because a Server may be shared with
other users, we must limit how much of the CPU can be used by any one account
on a server. There are several reasons why ET Web Hosting has created its CGI
Abuse policy for its users:
Any site whose CGI programs are using
excessive amounts of system resources, contain major security flaws.
Excessive amounts is defined as any amount that adversely effects normal server
customers. ET Web Hosting is the sole determinant of what consititues adverse
server performance or major security flaws.
- Due to their use of flat files instead of databases,
ET Web Hosting does not allow the use of UBB or YABB bulletin boards. Use of these
boards for forums, results in system performance degradation, and cannot be allowed
in our server environment. ET Web Hosting suggests using VBulletin or phpBB as
a more efficient, database-driven alternative to these bulletin boards.
Web Hosting does not allow chat rooms, however you can however link your site
to a chat provider. Some examples of chat providers are: www.humanclick.com, www.liveperson.com,
- Any script listed our Banned Scripts Listing
A server may be shared, and as such, there
may be many accounts per machine. In all fairness, ET Web Hosting cannot allow
one or two clients to monopolize 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 become inaccessible.
All accounts that are found to using
excessive amounts of system resources will receive an email warning from ET Web
Hosting. This warning will inform you that there is too much CGI process running
and it will provide options for reducing the usage or upgrading your Service.
If you do not reduce the usage within 24 hours of the email being sent, your CGI
scripts will be disabled and you may be billed for time spent on corrective action.