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how to tweak cPanel to stop hight load of my server

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by xedin, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. xedin

    xedin Registered

    Feb 8, 2006
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    there alot of traffic from using mail services but almost week my costumerts cant work well because of SPAM
    see my system load:
    09:22:12 up 2 days, 12:24, 2 users, load average: 23.26, 29.34, 30.49
    1037 processes: 969 sleeping, 5 running, 61 zombie, 2 stopped
    CPU0 states: 57.0% user 14.1% system 0.0% nice 0.0% iowait 28.0% idle
    CPU1 states: 88.0% user 7.1% system 0.0% nice 0.0% iowait 3.0% idle
    CPU2 states: 67.0% user 24.0% system 0.0% nice 0.0% iowait 7.1% idle
    CPU3 states: 74.0% user 13.0% system 0.0% nice 0.0% iowait 12.0% idle
    Mem: 4051932k av, 3582156k used, 469776k free, 0k shrd, 145088k buff
    2330184k actv, 532468k in_d, 56436k in_c
    Swap: 2008084k av, 478516k used, 1529568k free 1563284k cached

    it almost all geting exim, maybe somebosy know that to tweak to stop that?

  2. eth00

    eth00 Well-Known Member PartnerNOC

    Mar 30, 2003
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    Are you using catchalls?

    Are you using mailscanner

    Have you reimplemented RBL lists?

    Catchalls can hurt a lot, mailscanner can slow a server down in a hurry, and the RBL should help cut back the number of spams a bit.

    It would also be helpful to know if it is incoming out outgoing, sending spam can also overload a server.
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