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Server slow down issues - top command help look into

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by fearmydesign, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. fearmydesign

    fearmydesign Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2009
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    Hi everyone! One of my servers has been running extremely slow today. I just ran the 'top' command to see where most process comsumption is coming from and this is what I noticed;

    10% CPU Usage - php
    16% CPU Usage - spamd
    24% CPU Usage - Mailscanner
    22% CPU Usage - rad1md2

    I am sure a million things could be the cause, but based on what you see here, what would you recommend I start to look into? Thank you

    I just looked under WHM / System Health / Process Manager - and I saw this at the top:

    57% CPU Usage MailScanner: checking with SpamAssassin

    This can't be good... but where do I go or how do I determine or stop what's causing this?
    #1 fearmydesign, Mar 21, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2011
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    cPanelTristan Quality Assurance Analyst
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