I have a shared hosting account with godaddy hosting several sites including one that is predominantly a dynamic forums site.
I recently received word from them that my account was using too much cpu on the server, but its almost impossible for me to troubleshoot.
Some recent changes I made were an increase in advertising which has resulted in a usage spike and editing the root level .htaccess to include 50 new redirects.
I obviously realize the cpu usage could relate to many things, but I'm trying to rule out the .htaccess scheme as the culprit.
I'm writing redirects that look like:
redirect 301 website.com/shortAddy [website.com...]
I figured it would be easier to edit redirects in a single centralized location at the root. There is no such directory as "shortAddy", I'm just trying to simplify some url based shortcuts to particular forum sections.
Is my approach clobbering the server or is it safe? Would it be more optimal for me to create a directory called website.com/shortAddy and put a .htaccess or a php page with a 301 redirect in that? Its somewhat more work but feasible.