The Community Forums

Interact with an entire community of cPanel & WHM users!
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Server Load High

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by stephenbrown, May 7, 2006.

  1. stephenbrown

    stephenbrown Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2004
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Hello,

    I am relatively new with dedicated servers so this may be a easy question to answer, but my server load is extremely high, and i have not got a clue why, attached is a screen shot of top in ssh, but i cant see why the load is high.

    A quick response would be great.

    Steve
     

    Attached Files:

  2. stephenbrown

    stephenbrown Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2004
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    any suggestions?

    EDIT : Weird, it replyed before MMarko, o well :)
     
    #2 stephenbrown, May 7, 2006
    Last edited: May 7, 2006
  3. MMarko

    MMarko Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2005
    Messages:
    316
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    There are tons of reasons for high load.

    You should find somebody to sort this out for you if you don't know where to start.
     
  4. AndyReed

    AndyReed Well-Known Member
    PartnerNOC

    Joined:
    May 29, 2004
    Messages:
    2,222
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    There are many reasons for server high load. Possible Causes of High Server Loads
    a.. High server loads could be caused by just one or several resource-intensive application(s).
    Examples include very high-traffic Web sites, database-driven Web sites,
    forums, gaming sites, file download sites and so on.
    b.. A high server load can also be caused by a malicious script or a "runaway script" which can continously loop, dragging down the server's
    resources.
    c.. Too many websites on the one server - with the cumulative resources resulting in high server load.
    d.. Running out of memory and swapping to the swap file.
    e.. Server backups or server updates are taking place.
    f.. Misconfigured software causing errors.
    g.. Users sending large mailing lists.
    h.. Users trying to bounce spam.
    i.. Users/spammers sending spam email.
    j.. Hardware issues including memory leak, bad hard drive, and network card.

    I suggest you harden, properly configure, and optimize your server and network, Install system based firewall including APF, BFD, Mod Security, and Mod Evasive.
     
  5. embsupafly

    embsupafly Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2003
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Try this:

    ps -auxfww |less

    crawl through and look for odd processes
     
Loading...

Share This Page