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How can I see how much load I'm putting on a server?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by MakeLemonade, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. MakeLemonade

    MakeLemonade Junior Member

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    Guys,

    I've got a bunch of Wordpress installs on a server, and I'm wondering if I'm overloading it. Performance has degraded a bit. I can't tell if it's me or just the server in general.

    Are there any tricks to seeing exactly what kind of load I'm putting on it? It's standard Cpanel/PHP/MySQL.

    Thanks.

    Lemonade
     
  2. 4alllifestyles

    4alllifestyles Junior Member

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    Assuming it's a linux box... ssh to the machine and run top
     
  3. 4alllifestyles

    4alllifestyles Junior Member

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    Or you can do a:

    Cpanel - Server Status - Server Load

    Assuming a lower level single cpu machine... As long as the load number is under 2 your pretty safe. You can peak to 5 or so but peak only.

    yeah, I'd call support and see if they have a tool that's more descriptive than the Cpanel indicator if your not comfortable using ssh and top.
     
  4. justblaze

    justblaze Newbie

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    to see the top 10 processes with stats, SSH into your machine and type:

    top -bn1 | head -n 17
     
  5. kaene

    kaene Junior Member

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    Cpanel - Server Status - Server Load
    does this option show your load or the server total load???
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2009
  6. bfellow

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    Lightly tap the door knob to your server room, checking for heat or fire on the other side of the door.