How Often Do you See “CPU Exceeded” Error?

Recently, it seems to me that there are more chances for my visitors to see this “Exceeded CPU Quota” error:

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This is because there are too much traffic on this site, and the bluehost are constraining the CPU usage. I am not sure how many of you have ever seen this error? Let me know if you also see it so I have a brief idea about how bad the situation is, and decide whether I should do something for it, or not.

Thanks.

20 thoughts on “How Often Do you See “CPU Exceeded” Error?

  1. Matthew Mayer

    I havent seen that page on your site; however I also host with Bluehost and got that error a lot last summer when I was running a website which got a lot of traffic. I found some database queries were running slowly. I also made a static copy of the homepage since this got the most traffic. This reduced the number of times users saw the error.

  2. Claudia Frias

    Hey, I have been watching that page for the past couple of days, everytime I try to open your site =(

    By the way how can you create an update subscription list like yours in yahoogroups? I just started my blog and I’m trying to learn from you.

    Thanks a lot for your help and inspiration. =)

  3. Claudia Frias

    Hey, I have been watching that page for the past couple of days, everytime I try to open your site =(

    By the way how can you create an update subscription list like yours in yahoogroups? I just started my blog and I’m trying to learn from you.

    Thanks a lot for your help and inspiration. =)

  4. Claudia Frias

    Hey, I have been watching that page for the past couple of days, everytime I try to open your site =(

    By the way how can you create an update subscription list like yours in yahoogroups? I just started my blog and I’m trying to learn from you.

    Thanks a lot for your help and inspiration. =)

  5. Claudia Frias

    Sorry there was a problem with my connection and now my message is several times =( sniff! Buhaoyisi!

  6. bryan

    i received it quite a few times over July 11-12, but took it as a sign that I should probably be doing work instead of reading your blog. The site works very well most of the time. Thanks.

  7. Jian Shuo Wang

    I don’t want to change server again. Bluehost is good to me for most part, and I will do something (like build pages to static pages) to resolve the problem.

    Claudia, for the Yahoogroups, just go to groups.yahoo.com to subscribe a group, then use the code it provided on your site.

  8. rc

    We left Bluehost because of receiving too many “CPU Exceeded” errors. Actually, we complained to Bluehost often about these errors, and their response was: “Sorry, your site traffic is too much, and you’ll need to switch to another hosting company”. So, we did.

    rc.

  9. Irene

    I moved several of my sites here and there is NO WAY they have too much traffic. It’s the middle of the night California time and I can’t even go onto my own site that isn’t being advertised for this error.

    I don’t want to move all my clients here if this is what happens.

  10. Uros G

    I see this annoying error every few hours. I’ve moved my site to “high” cpu server and it’s still same sh*t. Bluehost has to do something. Otherwise they will lose many customers. I will be one of them.

  11. Golforient

    I’ve got the same thing when trying to run the xml-sitemaps of our Thailand Golf Website Golforient.com. The response from Bluehost is more or less “f/o we don’t care”. The script can do a delay, but no idea what the right setting is, especially since their restrictions are quite tights, so far no luck.

    I worry when we start getting heavy traffic this will become a problem too, given our heavy backend and dynamic site. Bluehost will lose another client when our visitors will be seeing this message.

  12. John

    Exactly how many unique visitors have you guys had to your bluehost sites? I am debating about signing up for bluehost. I was just kinda curious. Thanks!

  13. slimetoner @ yahoo.com

    After much surfing, here’s my top 10 web hosting. (not in particular order)

    hostmonster

    bluehost

    lunarpages

    hostgator

    ixwebhosting

    startlogic

    dreamhost

    globat

    1and1.com

    anHosting

    I know you have a different list than those listed above.

    One of them caught my attention.

    But doubtful… i did more surfing(read more forums comments & more reviews).

    I found out that all of them have this in common…

    the CPU LIMIT.

    Yes, they offer lots of space & bandwidth.

    But here’s the catch: you use too much cpu… they suspend your account.

    So as you can see, there’s no way your going near the bandwidth you paid for. What a bunch

    of liars!

    That’s my research, you should do your own.

    Help me find a better host.

    Tell me:

    why you hate about your past web hosting?

    who is your web hosting now?

    how is your new web hosting is better than your previous one?

    your website url? (so i can see how busy your site is.)

    – slimetoner @ yahoo.com

  14. Willem

    Hey,

    I’ve got the same problem with Servage.net

    don’t host your site here.

    I’m afraid I have bad news for you. We have been forced

    to take your account offline for the day due to an extremely

    high load on your account. At this time today our servers have

    served more than 416334 requests for your account.

    You have not used to too much transfer it is a load issue meaning

    that your site has used too many CPU resources on the cluster. If

    more customers on the cluster caused such high load it would make

    other sites on the system run slower which would not be fair to the

    webmaster of those sites.

    As stated in our terms of service we are allowed to take

    offline accounts which harm other customers. In your case we

    have determined that it would badly affect other customers

    if we kept your site online. Therefore we have temporarily

    suspended your account. We will lift the suspension at

    approximately 01.00 GMT.

    If you have any questions please submit a support ticket via

    the control panel and our support staff will be happy to

    answer any questions you may have.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    Best regards,

    Your Servage Team, http://www.servage.net

    This is an automated email. For questions or concerns kindly

    open a support ticket via the control panel: http://cp.servage.net/

  15. Nate Moller

    I’m getting it at least once a day too and it’s driving me nuts. I’m looking seriously to change hosts if I can’t get it fixed quickly. Bluehost and Hostmonster are the same hosting company (FYI).

    If there is a better hosting option out there because this is pathetic. I just got off the phone with Bluehost Technical Support and they couldn’t tell me anything about my scripts or why the CPU errors were happening…What kind of company is this? What is their “technical support” for?

    Please let me know what other options I can find. My email is mollermarketing (at) gmail (dot) com.

    Thanks.

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