CGI Abuse

Modomo Inc. allows CGI to be used on all Virtual 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 Modomo Inc. has created its CGI Abuse policy for its virtual server users.

What does Modomo Inc. consider "CGI ABUSE"?
Any site whose CGI programs are using excessive amounts of system resources is practicing CGI abuse. "Excessive amounts" is defined as any amount that results in substantial degradation of server performance. Modomo Inc. is the sole determinant of what constitutes degraded server performance.

Why does Modomo Inc. have this policy?

Server Speed and Fairness to others
A Virtual Server is shared. As such, there are many accounts per machine. In all fairness, Modomo Inc. 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 will not be accessible in any way.

What happens if I violate this policy?
All accounts that are found to be using excessive amounts of system resources will receive an e-mail warning from Modomo Inc. 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 e-mail being sent, your CGI scripts will be disabled.
*This CGI Abuse Policy and all other Modomo Inc. policies are subject to change by Modomo Inc. without notice. Continued usage of the services after a change to this policy is implemented and posted on the Modomo Inc. site constitutes your acceptance of such change or policy. We encourage you to regularly check the Modomo Inc. site for any changes or additions. Visit our Terms & Conditions for further information regarding our policies.