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Causing Issues with My Hosting Company


I was laughing when I got this email from Dreamhost support last night, I was messing around as usual and I have a few web addresses trying to think what to do with them, then I was checking my normal mail and saw this from support. It seems there was something on ZDistrict that people were downloading constantly and it was causing havoc to the server.

We are contacting you to inform you that we have had to throttle the connections to your site ( as it was causing the apache server you are on to run out of available connection slots. While we attempt to avoid disruption of customer services in this case it was causing problems for other users so we were forced to take action. If you can redesign your site to be less process-intensive (we only throttle sites when they are causing load in the server in addition to having many connections – if you just have static content for example that’s easy for the machine to servce up and we can just give you more connections) we’ll be happy to review the case for you. It is also possible that you have outgrown shared hosting and are ready for your own private server:

If you are interested in that option please contact support with any questions you have any we’ll be happy to assist you.

I won’t really be doing anything to adjust whatever was happening!