A web hosting company can suspend a hosting account for many reasons. A person who is running a website must be aware of these 6 well known reasons about why a web host will suspend his/her website (hosting account). By knowing these reasons, one can avoid getting his/her site from getting suspended.
If your hosting account gets suspended, do not panic. You have second chance to get it resumed. Just go through the following reasons why a hosting account can get banned:
1. Bill Payment
First and foremost reason for many accounts getting suspended is for not paying hosting bill regularly or by forgetting to do so. Typically many hosts provide an e-mail notification to pay bills on time. If you fail to read the mail by ignoring it or if by chance if it gets landed in your spam box, you are unlucky person. So your bills aren’t paid on time and your account gets suspended.
Plagairsm is nothing but copyright violation. Publishing other’s work/article as your own or by posting other’s copyrighted content without their permission can lead to serious trouble. If the author of the original contents becomes aware about you and about your activity of copying his/her content and publishing it as you’re own, then the author may contact you requesting to remove those copied contents. If you fail to remove it, then the author will find out who is your web host by using WHOIS service and will contact them requesting to suspend your account. Worst case, the author may file a case on you in his/her local court or lodge a complaint via DMCA which may lead you to pay heavy fines.
3. Violating Terms and Conditions.
A web hosting company has its own set of rules written. A customer must read all those T&C before buying a hosting account. Do NOT blindly check “I agree” radio box and continue to shop. You must read all the points written by the host. Different hosts have different set of rules. If you fail to comply with those Terms and Conditions, obviously your hosting account gets suspended.
4. Extensive server resource usage.
Majority of the websites are hosted on a shared server. This system uses one single server to host many websites. So a web host will set CPU and RAM usage limitations for all the accounts. This will be included in terms and conditions by many hosts. Few even mention the percentage of limitation on an account. So it is very important for you to read this information on every host’s T&C before choosing one. If your site starts consuming more resource, your account will be suspended.
This is nothing to worry. It’s kind of good news if your site is getting more traffic. Or it’s a bad news if your site is not getting more traffic but still suspended. This usually happens when your site’s content is not optimized properly. If you have good traffic, optimizing your site might get those resource usages back to normal. If not, you can opt for VPS hosting to get rid of these limitations.
5. Spamming and Phishing.
This is one of the most dangerous reasons to get your account suspended. Intensive spamming on other’s website to promote your website will lead to suspended account. Though spamming is not so dangerous, Phishing is deadly. If you use your website to cheat people by pretending or selling things online and illegally collecting their Credit Card / Bank Account information to make money, your hosting account gets suspended and you may face lawsuits by the cheated customers.
6. Hosting Illegal Content.
Using your website to host illegal content such as pirated software, movies, music etc will lead to suspended account. Even hosting torrents will lead to the same. This is very dangerous and companies may as well file a case on you via DMCA.
These above 6 reasons are the most important reasons for a web hosting account to get suspended. When your site gets suspended, you will see a message that your site has been suspended. Then you will have to contact your host immediately to know the reason why. So please follow all those above points and have a good time with your website.