Excessive resource usage after upgrade to easyApache4


Sep 28, 2012
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
Today I updated easyApache from 3 to 4. Later, I began to get emails like this, from lfd:

Time: Sun Jul 30 17:35:04 2017 -0700
Account: teampantera
Resource: Virtual Memory Size
Exceeded: 315 > 256 (MB)
Executable: /opt/cpanel/ea-php56/root/usr/bin/php-cgi
Command Line: /opt/cpanel/ea-php56/root/usr/bin/php-cgi /home/mydomain/public_html/index.php
PID: 30139 (Parent PID:27309)
Killed: No

When I look for the PID, it's not there, though the parent is still running.

I've read through what I can in other threads. I don't wish to ignore this, and I have to wonder why I never saw it with easyApache3, but suddenly do now with easyApache4.

Without getting into a lot of server details, let me ask what might be the simplest question first.

The resource limit appears to be set to 256MB. In all the emails I've received on this, the "Exceeded" value has never been higher than 320. So here is the question:

Is there a resource limit difference between what easyApache3 used, versus what easyApache 4 used?

I'm guessing there is, since nothing else changed on my server except upgrading to easyApache4. Therefore, it seems logical that increasing the warning limit in lfd to something like 340 might solve the issue.

What do you think?
Asa Jay


Staff member
Apr 11, 2011