I may need a new web host

I may need to find a new web hosting company. I love DreamHost and I’ve had no problems with them, but my sites are using too much CPU time. I’ve received several warnings about MacMegasite from them like the following:

Unfortunately it appears that your site is using more than your
fair share of system resources on your shared hosting machine
jezebel. Our system has flagged your account because it is using a large number
of CPU minutes per day on jezebel. We need you to trim down your
resource consumption considerably. Should you ignore this or subsequent warnings your
account may be moved to an evaluation server which could cause downtime.

Specifically your CPU minute usage for today is 100.63.

DreamHost gives me a ridiculously huge bandwidth and disk space limit, which I’m nowhere near reaching. There’s no way anyone could reach that limit without using too much CPU time unless they’re simply hosting large media files.

I’ve done as much as I can to attempt to reduce the CPU usage, including reducing the number of articles on the front page, removing blocks, disabling features, and increasing the throttle level. I’m using a standard installation of Drupal 4.6.3 with no unusual modules, but the site gets around 30,000 hits a day. If anyone else is hosting a Drupal site with that amount of activity at DreamHost, are they also getting those warnings?

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