arazas

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we just migrated our server to a new machine

cPanel 11.24.5-S38506 - WHM 11.24.2 - X 3.9
REDHAT Enterprise 5.4 i686 standard on cp100

When we run top, instead of showing process name of http it shows nobody


top - 04:55:54 up 5 days, 20:09, 1 user, load average: 0.17, 0.32, 0.36
Tasks: 228 total, 2 running, 225 sleeping, 0 stopped, 1 zombie
Cpu(s): 0.5%us, 0.2%sy, 0.0%ni, 98.3%id, 0.9%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.1%si, 0.0%st
Mem: 2075112k total, 1981812k used, 93300k free, 417236k buffers
Swap: 4128664k total, 308k used, 4128356k free, 951764k cached

PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
2812 mysql 15 0 127m 39m 5300 S 0.0 1.9 169:54.85 mysqld
16528 nobody 16 0 54624 33m 3548 S 0.0 1.6 0:01.11 httpd
15985 nobody 16 0 53940 32m 3740 S 0.0 1.6 0:01.67 httpd
16415 nobody 16 0 49548 30m 3360 S 0.0 1.5 0:00.20 httpd
15196 nobody 18 0 49784 28m 3552 S 0.0 1.4 0:00.51 httpd
1630 root 15 0 31648 28m 2464 S 0.0 1.4 0:00.95 spamd
1635 root 15 0 31928 27m 1756 S 0.0 1.4 0:01.15 spamd
1636 root 15 0 31648 27m 1244 S 0.0 1.3 0:00.00 spamd
13018 nobody 15 0 47712 26m 3708 S 0.0 1.3 0:00.91 httpd
16538 nobody 15 0 48024 26m 3344 S 0.0 1.3 0:00.09 httpd
16579 nobody 15 0 47496 26m 3748 S 0.0 1.3 0:01.29 httpd
6657 root 18 0 41536 24m 5320 S 0.0 1.2 0:02.54 httpd
16115 nobody 18 0 45004 23m 3652 S 0.0 1.2 0:00.41 httpd
16408 nobody 15 0 44420 22m 3360 S 0.0 1.1 0:00.02 httpd
16155 nobody 15 0 41992 22m 3260 S 0.0 1.1 0:00.00 httpd
16578 nobody 15 0 41672 22m 3084 S 0.0 1.1 0:00.00 httpd
16326 nobody 15 0 41672 22m 3020 S 0.0 1.1 0:00.00 httpd
16572 nobody 15 0 41672 21m 3016 S 0.0 1.1 0:00.00 httpd
16585 nobody 15 0 41672 21m 3016 S 0.0 1.1 0:00.00 httpd
16399 nobody 15 0 41672 21m 2936 S 0.0 1.1 0:00.00 httpd
16537 nobody 18 0 41668 21m 2920 S 0.0 1.1 0:00.00 httpd
16540 nobody 15 0 41668 21m 2912 S 0.0 1.1 0:00.00 httpd
16530 nobody 15 0 41672 21m 2904 S 0.0 1.1 0:00.00 httpd
16543 nobody 15 0 41672 21m 2904 S 0.0 1.1 0:00.00 httpd
16525 nobody 15 0 41672 21m 2888 S 0.0 1.1 0:00.00 httpd
16637 nobody 18 0 41536 21m 2316 S 0.0 1.0 0:00.00 httpd
 

logicsupport

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Apache usually run under the username nobody . Security problem arises if PHP scripts are being executed as nobody . If you have suPHP, you should notice PHP processes are under the user and httpd are under nobody.
 

Eric

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Nov 25, 2007
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Howdy,

There should be one httpd process running as root, that's the real process, the rest are children of that process. Looking at your post, there isn't anything wrong. You might tweak the number of children started at idle but that's about it.