Does suspended accounts use resources?

Onklmaps

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The title says it all, but let me be more specific:

We make demo-accounts for our clients. After a given trial-time (30 days) we suspend the account. The suspended accounts pile up quickly and after some time we do a cleanup terminating most of the suspended accounts.

The reason I want to keep them as suspended a while, is that sometimes a suspended customer comes back and wants to become a paid customer. I then would simply unsuspend.

  1. Would (example) 100 suspended accounts use resources on the server? Off course it takes up some storage space, but in our case its minimal. I am thinking of CPU and RAM.
  2. Also could a suspended accounts with malicious scripts be a potensial security concern, or is all access to shell/web/email - everything blocked while account is suspended?

Thanks!
 

cPanelLauren

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Hi @Onklmaps

Would (example) 100 suspended accounts use resources on the server? Off course it takes up some storage space, but in our case its minimal. I am thinking of CPU and RAM.
While it is possible for them to use a minimal amount of resources generally no they don't.

Also could a suspended accounts with malicious scripts be a potensial security concern, or is all access to shell/web/email - everything blocked while account is suspended?
Really only for the account that is suspended but nothing is executing while it's suspended.

Thanks!