Server Load History and WHM basic learning?


Active Member
Dec 29, 2013
cPanel Access Level
Website Owner
Hi, on my server I have 6 cpanels. I know how to look at the Server Load. Is there a way to tell which cpanel is pulling the how much of the Server Load? Can I view the history of the Server Load ?

Can any one recommend any books or classes that will help me understand the basic features of the WHM?

Thank you for your time
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Jurassic Moderator
Staff member
Oct 19, 2014
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
Hey there! If you're watching the "top" command on the server in real-time, instead of just checking the load through the WHM interface, you may be able to see specific processes attached to an individual user. However, many processes will just show the executable that is running, such as MySQL. Here's an example from my personal server:

    PID USER      PR  NI    VIRT    RES    SHR S  %CPU  %MEM     TIME+ COMMAND                                                                                                                                   
 616453 mysql     20   0 1575456 245880  14372 S   1.0   6.4  32:15.72 /usr/sbin/mysqld                                                                                                                         
   1848 root      20   0  296376   9384   7568 S   0.3   0.2   3:54.16 cPhulkd - processor - dormant mode - accepting connections
From that output, we wouldn't be able to see what user is using those MySQL resources, so we'd have to use other tools.

If you have the CloudLinux operating system installed (Introduction) you can configure limits for each user to ensure they don't take too many resources on the server.

There aren't any cPanel books, but our documentation at cPanel & WHM Documentation | cPanel & WHM Documentation is extensive and covers every feature in both the cPanel and WHM interfaces, so you should be able to find answers there for anything you run into.