Opinion Please - High Load Machine

mesranet

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Hi All,

Below is my machine description for my portal, its only 1 domain on this machine and i'm using Cpanel to control everything:

CPU: Single Pentium 4 2.6MhZ
RAM: 1GB DDR PC2100
Storage: Dual IDE 80GB 7200RPM HDD
Hits: Up to 15 million per month
Bandwidth Per Month: 400GB (No MP3 or Downloading file)
Additional Module: mod_gzip, mod_perl
HTML Type: shtml, cgi
MaxClient 170
MaxRequestsPerChild 10000

Report from 'top':
4:24pm up 3 days, 7 min, 1 user, load average: 13.95, 18.21, 24.67
219 processes: 187 sleeping, 26 running, 6 zombie, 0 stopped
CPU states: 41.2% user, 58.7% system, 0.0% nice, 0.0% idle
Mem: 1031180K av, 885400K used, 145780K free, 0K shrd, 51608K buff
Swap: 2040244K av, 63112K used, 1977132K free 505008K cached

On peak hours, it will up to 50 - 60 and sometime it gonna be 80 load average.

I need some opinion, whats suppose i do to make my machine on stable condition? Upgrade More RAM? Upgrade to Dual CPU? or only upgrade from IDE to SCSI? Which one are better?

Please help.
 

regex123

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26 running processes is rather insane...

run: top -i

And copy the processes you can see running so we can take a look
 

mesranet

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May 6, 2002
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Hi regex123,

Below is my latest report from top -i:


2:43pm up 4:34, 1 user, load average: 15.68, 18.99, 21.14
397 processes: 379 sleeping, 4 running, 14 zombie, 0 stopped
CPU states: 45.4% user, 22.0% system, 2.3% nice, 30.1% idle
Mem: 1031180K av, 993808K used, 37372K free, 0K shrd, 7812K buff
Swap: 2040244K av, 22484K used, 2017760K free 254236K cached

PID USER PRI NI SIZE RSS SHARE STAT %CPU %MEM TIME COMMAND
10702 root 15 0 1296 1296 824 R 3.9 0.1 0:06 top
10844 nobody 16 0 23964 23M 19668 D 1.4 2.3 0:00 httpd
6170 mesranet 34 19 904 904 296 D N 1.2 0.0 0:29 webalizer
10747 nobody 15 0 24296 23M 19584 D 1.2 2.3 0:00 httpd
10915 nobody 15 0 24248 23M 19312 D 0.5 2.3 0:00 httpd
10933 nobody 15 0 23588 22M 20512 D 0.5 2.2 0:00 httpd
10799 nobody 15 0 23368 22M 20408 D 0.4 2.2 0:00 httpd
10914 nobody 15 0 23080 22M 22452 D 0.4 2.2 0:00 httpd
11011 nobody 15 0 24056 23M 19440 D 0.4 2.3 0:00 httpd
10806 nobody 15 0 24148 23M 19440 D 0.2 2.3 0:00 httpd
10884 nobody 15 0 24772 24M 19336 D 0.2 2.3 0:00 httpd
10913 nobody 15 0 24752 24M 19412 D 0.2 2.3 0:00 httpd
10779 nobody 15 0 24524 23M 19328 D 0.1 2.3 0:00 httpd
10797 nobody 15 0 24000 23M 19460 D 0.1 2.3 0:00 httpd
10807 nobody 15 0 23484 22M 20400 D 0.1 2.2 0:00 httpd
10808 nobody 15 0 24348 23M 19236 D 0.1 2.3 0:00 httpd
10819 nobody 16 0 24284 23M 19584 D 0.1 2.3 0:00 httpd
10829 nobody 15 0 23040 22M 22464 D 0.1 2.2 0:00 httpd
10862 nobody 15 0 24580 23M 19464 D 0.1 2.3 0:00 httpd
10879 nobody 15 0 23088 22M 22432 D 0.1 2.2 0:00 httpd
10886 nobody 15 0 23120 22M 22608 D 0.1 2.2 0:00 httpd
10888 nobody 15 0 23160 22M 22532 D 0.1 2.2 0:00 httpd
10893 nobody 15 0 23484 22M 20416 D 0.1 2.2 0:00 httpd
10932 nobody 15 0 22968 22M 22448 D 0.1 2.2 0:00 httpd
10955 nobody 15 0 24208 23M 19444 D 0.1 2.3 0:00 httpd
10984 nobody 15 0 23420 22M 20408 D 0.1 2.2 0:00 httpd
10994 nobody 15 0 23080 22M 22452 D 0.1 2.2 0:00 httpd
10996 nobody 15 0 23424 22M 20412 D 0.1 2.2 0:00 httpd
23276 root 15 0 1700 1292 1176 R 0.0 0.1 0:00 sshd
10746 nobody 15 0 24188 23M 19564 D 0.0 2.3 0:00 httpd
10755 nobody 15 0 24400 23M 19628 D 0.0 2.3 0:00 httpd
10791 nobody 15 0 23976 23M 19404 D 0.0 2.3 0:00 httpd
10810 nobody 15 0 24012 23M 19460 D 0.0 2.3 0:00 httpd
10821 nobody 15 0 23084 22M 22428 D 0.0 2.2 0:00 httpd
10827 nobody 15 0 23916 23M 20620 D 0.0 2.3 0:00 httpd
10830 nobody 15 0 24596 23M 19504 D 0.0 2.3 0:00 httpd
10838 nobody 15 0 22900 22M 22480 D 0.0 2.2 0:00 httpd
10841 nobody 15 0 23988 23M 19708 D 0.0 2.3 0:00 httpd
10843 nobody 15 0 24216 23M 20152 D 0.0 2.3 0:00 httpd
10857 nobody 15 0 24168 23M 19620 D 0.0 2.3 0:00 httpd
10873 nobody 15 0 22984 22M 22432 D 0.0 2.2 0:00 httpd
10875 nobody 15 0 24176 23M 19424 D 0.0 2.3 0:00 httpd
10894 nobody 15 0 24452 23M 19336 D 0.0 2.3 0:00 httpd
10898 nobody 15 0 24380 23M 19028 R 0.0 2.3 0:00 httpd
10900 nobody 15 0 23160 22M 22624 D 0.0 2.2 0:00 httpd
10902 nobody 15 0 23120 22M 22432 D 0.0 2.2 0:00 httpd
10906 nobody 15 0 24544 23M 19308 D 0.0 2.3 0:00 httpd
10958 nobody 15 0 23076 22M 22424 D 0.0 2.2 0:00 httpd
10980 nobody 15 0 24064 23M 19448 D 0.0 2.3 0:00 httpd
10983 nobody 15 0 24380 23M 19324 D 0.0 2.3 0:00 httpd
10997 nobody 15 0 24344 23M 19352 D 0.0 2.3 0:00 httpd
11010 nobody 15 0 23580 22M 20228 D 0.0 2.2 0:00 httpd
11013 nobody 15 0 23680 22M 21176 D 0.0 2.2 0:00 httpd
11025 nobody 15 0 24056 23M 19460 R 0.0 2.3 0:00 httpd
12288 mysql 15 0 21608 17M 2596 D 0.0 1.7 0:00 mysqld
12294 nobody 15 0 24188 23M 23496 D 0.0 2.3 0:00 httpd
12295 nobody 15 0 23008 22M 22416 D 0.0 2.2 0:00 httpd


Please help.
 

Tam

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Upgrade of RAM and CPU are definitely a must, 1gb of RAM is not at all good.

Also, try running easyapache and remove mod_perl, see how the load drops then.