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Scrapebox cpu usage increasing linearly when posting

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by Kitsune, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. Kitsune

    Kitsune Junior Member

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    Has anyone noticed that when you use fast poster/trackbacks the cpu usage increases all the time. Like when you start posting for 5 minutes the cpu usage is 0% to 1% and then it starts gradually increasing. I have been using scrapebox fast poster/trackbacks A LOT for the last 3 months and i always remember having this problem.
    Here is my email to the scrapebox support team where i describe this problem in detail:
    The scrapebox support replied saying that there are problems with my VPS however i have been searching a lot for the possible causes and haven't found any problems. I don't have another VPS though so I'm unable to do any comparisons.

    Have you noticed any similar problems and is there any way to fix them? If you haven't please check the cpu usage for your scrapebox when starting posting and towards the end so that we could compare the results.

    Thanks
     
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  2. Kitsune

    Kitsune Junior Member

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    Here you can see how how the scrapebox cpu usage increases linearly when posting. The Y axis represents cpu usage % and the X axis represents time.
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  3. loopline

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    Ive never noticed this and Ive run scrapebox on dedicated servers from no less then 10 different companies in multiple countries around the world, Ive also run it on VPS and Ive run it on multiple home based machines from Vista to windows 7 and Ive never seen this in any of the 40+ instances I might have running across multiple machines at any given time.

    Even when they lock up because of a bad url or something on occasion, they cpu usage stays constant, its about 6% on most of my instances when that happens, but it doesn't increase.

    Has this happened across multiple different machines for you, or just this one?

    I can't think of any logical reason of what would cause this. I mean I "guess" that in theory if your machine was not handling memory well or it was paging a lot of data and we know that as scrapebox works, it works in memory. So over time it can increase in memory usage as its holding more data in memory then when it started. So if your machine was consantly having to access paged data or date not being used efficiently that could snow ball as the memory grows and cause more cpu usage. Im not an expert in the memory usage/cpu areana from this kind of perspective, so Im taking a Total shot in the dark.

    I can say, my typical usage is no like this. Its very much spiky. Its not a uphill climb, its 1%, 3%,4%,2%,6%,8%,3% etc... Depends on the size of the pages being loaded at any given time and other factors. It seems very odd and almost "suspicious" that it would be a steady uphill climb. I don't even see that kind of trend when Im rending massive videos or other things, its still slightly spiky. Seems like there "could" be a issue localized to your setup/machine.

    I can say that different hosts use different images with pre-configured options. It would seem that a copy of windows server would be similar in most cases, but so much can be pre-custmized by the host, and then there is whatever platform the vps image is actually running on top of etc...

    I cancelled one host because I tried out multiple of their machines and they would just randomly restart with scrapebox running. It was crazy, Id let it go and then come back adn the entire server would crash and restart. I tried 6 different dedicated servers with that company, it was random and seemed fixed for a while, and Id go round and round with their tech support. Never had that issue with any other host.

    Point is, it could well be your actual VPS. You may or may not find the problem and you may or may not be able to fix it if you do. But you could try and ask your VPS provider for a different physical machine and/or eventually check out different hosts. At a point it becomes not worth your time to try and fix it vs walking away.

    I don't shop much at this point, just every 6 months to make sure Im getting a good deal, but Ive left 2 hosts total for issues that no one else was having and as soon as I moved hosts, the issues were "magically solved", meaning the issue was with the host and their setup not playing nicely with my configuration.

    My 2 cents.
     
  4. Kitsune

    Kitsune Junior Member

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    Thanks a lot loopline. I still haven't found the solution for this problem so i guess I'll just do as you say and ask for another physical machine. I was thinking that there must be someone else having such problems but looks like I'm the only one. The reason why I'm bothered by this is that i makes some proxy server software which i use very unstable and makes the posting slower especially if the CPU hits 100%.
     
  5. nihalsad

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    I have never faced such problems.Run it on VPS mate.
     
  6. BigFatWallet

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    Apparently OP is running SB on a VPS.
     
  7. loopline

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    Yeah, Id say its the VPS thats the issue, if he was running in on a home machine Id doubt this would be an issue.

    The thing with a VPS though is you have a VPS platform that installs, such as VM ware for instance, then you install the OS on top of that. So there is 2 different layers that could be at fault, and it might be something totally out of the OPs control.

    Where as a home machine or fully dedicated server would just have the OS directly installed on it. Although I never actually had my issues with VPS, I only used them briefly. My issues have been with fully dedicated servers, but still, same concept.