I have a linux server that is only hosting one site , and although the httpd and mysql are working well , then the server load is high and when I restart the server the server load is high till the swap accelerates to 100% and then it uses the memory alot.
Am using Hypervm,my all vms are not using more than 512 MB memory but when i click on server as localhost the there is show maximum memory usage I have total 8 GB it always show 5-6 GB usage and never drop down, How can I fix this matters?
I purchased a VPS at wiredtree to upload a site that is in the works so that it would be "ready" once it was launched (had it sitting on a shared server before). So I have this domain on there, as well as a small wordpress blog. In total I'm get a very miniscule trickle of visitors to these websites (as they are not officially launched), around 100 visits per day, many of which are only 1 pageview visits.
My problem is, my server is already idling over its memory limit of 256mb. This is causing major slowdowns, and processes like cpanel are constantly be killed and I can't login.
Does anyone have any idea what is causing my high memory usage? I just can't image that the visitors I am getting are doing much, as for the majority of the day I have absolutely no one viewing my domains, yet my memory usage is still over the limit.
Wiredtree support says its up to me to optimize my msql/php scripts etc for low mem usage, but I don't see how this will help when there is no one using them in the first place.
I have a site that is eating up my server resources and need to know what the best solution for this is. I'm thinking of getting another server just for mysql but do not know what specs the server should be to handle the current traffic/database load and have the site run smoothly without slowing down to a snail's pace.
An alternative is to get another server just for the videos being served and leave the database and html on the current server. This is where I'm stuck and don't know what route to take with this.
I've attached screenshots of top and bandwidth usage per day. Hopefully with this information you could tell me if I need another server or if there are any things I can do to the current server to help things move faster.
I was getting high load on one of our test machines -- it was high enough to where I couldn't ssh in. However, I happened to have a shell open at the time with top running. Load was very high and swap was full. -- afterwards, when I check /var/log/messages it looks as if the load affected the time (see below).
1) At first I was guessing that the load somehow affected the clock, but you'd think it would slow it down -- but apparently the pace of time was quicker?
2) perhaps the time was wrong in the first place - then upon reboot, ntp sync'd up properly.
3) time was originally correct but after the high load, it somehow erroneously sped up the ticks
Then again, from googling around someone on another forum was saying that the computer clock chip shouldn't ever be affected.
So my question isn't about what cause the load, but why was there a time descrepancy in /var/log/messages, and was it related to the load?
from about 3-4 days, the cpu of my server, from an average of 0-15% load, grew up to a constant 80-90-100% cpu load.
There were two processes called php-cgi.exe IWAM_PLESK(default) that, each one, constantly burned 30-40% of cpu load.
So, stopping websites one by one, I found the website that was the cause of the cpu overload.
On my "old" windows vps, there were processes called with the name of the website hosted (for example websitename_web.exe), so it was easy to immediately find exactly what website was involved in the hypotetical cpu or ram overload issue.
what 'committed memory' could mean? Every time it gets to high I experience some problems with my site. There is also a lot of memory put in cache. I saw this in a graph using the application munin. How can I prevent this? Are there some configuration options in mysql or apache such that I can control this? How can I find out which process is using all the memory? And most important what does 'committed memory' actually mean...
The graph can be found at
(apache+mysql+php where the peak indicates 10 000 visitors approximately)
i have a quad core Intel XEON 5130 @ 1.60GHz . with 6giga now of memory . i have about 300 account in it . CENTOS Enterprise 4.6 installed .
the probleme is that the memory server it used in totaly . after i was just 2Gb of ram , but sometimes the server lod arrive at 50% . for that i have added more memory (4Gb) , when i added it the memroy usage is always about 4giga sometimes about 3980Mb . the load is normal , but sometimes the server loas arrive at 50% or 60% (this is just in specific times) . after i have decided to add 2 Gb more , now is 6gb in the server . but also all the 6giag of ram is used , the load is normal but memory is all used , look to the top command
now iam haveing more that 0.50-1.20 cpu useage,also cpu useage is also increased i hosted only 6 site out what only one site use MSQL all other site are plain download site,how to reduce the cpu load can u figure me out this issue also give me some tips to reduce the cpu usage
I noticed high cpu usage on my server since a couple of days ago. I neither updated software nor changed the configurations on the server. The server load was about 0.5 ~ 1.0 but now the average CPU load does not go below 5.0
when I stop apache (1.3) the load goes down and as soon as I start it up the load start increasing.
I checked for DoS but it seems nothing exists of this type.
I tried to follow the access_log file but from the first view nothing is strange there.
I don't have any control panel on the server. just Apache, FTP and SSH installed.
Since yesterday named started to use more cpu than usual. Techs "refuse" to work with that issue and saying that its's normal. Though all the time had no problems, haven't added hundreds of domains yesterday and there were no changes from my end.
There was one change from techs side however.
"the MX record for the domain was going to localhost, rather than the domain name. I have changed the MX record to domain..."
Anything I should check? Logs doesn't provide anything valuable, just notices.