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Something on my server is using too much resources, how to find out what?

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  1. karupoiss

    karupoiss Elite Member

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    Hey!

    I am using Hostwinds hosting and now I have been getting these tornado tracker alerts that say that my hosting is using too many resources. I have already gotten 6 warnings and when I will get my 10th they will transfer my account to a VPS that costs $50/month.
    I have talked to the support and all they could say is to check my awstats but that shows only bandwidth info. I haven't changed anything on my account as far as I know. I have a lot of websites hosted there, over 20 I think. The only thing that makes me think COULD potentially do something like that is an autoblog that gets feeds from one site and then posts them on my blog. Though, the site with the plugins has been there over a month and these resources exceeding warnings started coming the past week. I disabled that plugin but the next day I still got this resources exceeded message.

    Other than that I have like 5 more autoblogs but all they do is post from the scheduled posts. 1 blog posts around 60 posts/day and other do like 10-20 posts. I haven't touched other sites more than a month (that I remember of). They are pretty regular wp installs.

    What can I do to find out what has been eating up the resources? I have a nice deal of around $5/month for the hosting and I know I don't need a better plan as everything was working fine till now. Can my hosting be hacked? How to find out if it has?

    Thanks!
     
  2. islandman1010

    islandman1010 Elite Member

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    I would speak to support again. Whenever I have had this I have asked for them to identify the process name that is causing the problem. In most cases for me its been a plugin thats playing up. Often I have looked at my process usages etc in cpanel and stopped the plugins and restart them 1 by 1 until I see my resource usage shoot up.
     
  3. karupoiss

    karupoiss Elite Member

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    I don't have any link or icon in my cpanel that lets me see my processes usage. I don't have even any logs about them. All I have is stupid bandwidth logs and access logs that don't help me.
     
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    i am also using hostwinds business hosting and paying $10 per month(maybe most costly hosting provider).. their service is preety well...but i think they should increase their service more... they should solve your issue free or taking a small charge...
     
  5. karupoiss

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    All that Hostwind support answered for me asking what process is using up the resources was:
    When I replied back to them the stats this plugin provided (this plugin gives no fcking overview at all about processor usage or anything) they just plain ignored the post and told this is my #4 warning and I will be moved to $50/month VPS after warning #10.
     
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    Is it a linux VPS? If yes, login as root and use the "top" command. It will show you the active processes ordered by the most CPU hungry.
     
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    It's not a VPS. It's a shared hosting account, business plan on Hostwinds.
     
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    Ok, I got this issue solved. The support found out that I was under a XML-RPC attack.
     
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