Sometimes we have users who use
their account to excess, this is determined by the amount
of overall hits coming from your pages and/or times the counter
is loaded on your page, the following list of parameters are
in place to ensure that any one user does not over use server
recourses and therefore affect everyone's enjoyment of the
counter itself, this literally slows the server down with
over active accounts and provisions have to be made to justify
that amount of use.
There is only so much processor
time available on each server and also bandwidth so a careful
balancing act has to be preformed to ensure each user of the
service does not abuse it and steal other users counter allocations
for both processor and bandwidth marginal amounts and to ensure
the servers run smoothly to keep this counter system as fast
1. No Free user can use more
than 3'000 hits per month on the entirety of their account!
2. If you have a paid account an allowance of 3'500 to 4'000
hits per month but this must be occasional and not a constant
3. Anything higher than these figures and/or margins carry
fee's that must be paid in order to keep your account running
at this level, this helps me pay for additional servers
to cope with the demand from your counter.
Any account that steps over these
margins will need to upgrade and if not discontinue using
their account, we may suspend an account that does this until
it is resolved and in the worst circumstances remove the account
completely, part of the robots new duties is to check excess
use to again ensure the system is not misused.