Fatal error: Class ‘PDO’ not found

When working with Content Management Systems such as Drupal or other programs in your hosting account, you may run across certain errors during either the initial setup or even after a php or Apache upgrade on your server. One common error you may run across when trying to enter your site is the PDO error. Read More >

Excessive amounts of CPU processing especially related to image manipulation

In this article I’m going to touch on why excessive amounts of CPU processing especially related to image manipulation can be a bad thing on your account. What is excessive CPU processing? On a server the CPU or Central Processing Unit can be thought of much like the brain of the machine, almost any request Read More >

Large surges in traffic going to a site not optimized for that level of traffic.

In this article I’m going to discuss why having large surges in traffic going to a site not optimized for that level of traffic can lead to excessive resource usage on your account. What is a large surge in traffic? A large surge in traffic is going to be different depending on the normal circumstances Read More >

Excessive spam filtering, forwarding, and BoxTrapper usage

In this article I’m going to review why having excessive email spam filtering, forwarding, and BoxTrapper usage can lead to resource usage problems on your account. A web hosting account is primarily for hosting a website, although along with that also comes email as a service. In most cases email won’t use up a lot Read More >

No form of database caching to reduce duplicate database queries.

In this article I’ll quickly review why having no form of database caching to reduce duplicate database queries on your website applications, can cause a problematic level of resource usage. What is caching? You probably are already familiar with the common form of web-browser caching, even if you’re not, you’re reaping the rewards of this Read More >

Excessive amount of plugins or modules on your application

In this article I’m going to cover why having an excessive amount of plugins or modules on your application can lead to resource usage on your account. What is a plugin or module? A plugin or module is a small bit of code that extends the base funtionality of an application. An example plugin could Read More >

Google flagged site due to mod_userdir

There are occasions on our shared servers, when Google may send you a notice saying your website is hacked. The notice will include your domain name; however, the username at the end is not your username. Google hack notification showing a similar url like the following: http://example.com/~baduser If you receive a notice like this from Read More >