Don7t

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Was getting these emails from my server...

While processing the log files for user USERNAME, the cpu has been maxed out for more than a 6 hour period. The current load/uptime line on the server at the time of this email is
19:30:35 up 158 days, 17 min, 0 users, load average: 4.82, 4.36, 4.29




I suspended the account and levels went back to normal, I then reinstated it and the levels remained normal, go figure, hope this helps.....

Thanks
 

feldon27

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My dedicated server is now maxed out 24/7 because of this sh*t despite having only 1 account. I've pretty much given up on a solution.

My server loads (via those e-mails) are at 2.68, 2.80, 2.89 all day and all night every damn day.

I deleted my Apache logs to no avail.
 

AndyReed

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feldon27 said:
My server loads (via those e-mails) are at 2.68, 2.80, 2.89 all day and all night every damn day.

I deleted my Apache logs to no avail.
I think you need to read annekmadison note, "by fooling around with the logs and stats, people are treating the symptoms when there may be a real underlying disease--like handing a Band-Aid to someone suffering from cancer."

Now, addressing security issues is one of those cases where "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.". A hacker could do untold damage if they get into your system or network. And because hackers learn their trade in underground electronic communities, if one finds a way into your system you can bet that they'll let everyone else know about it.

Hackers won't hesitate a second to use whatever means to find their way into your server. The risks are many and the consequences could threaten the very existence of your company. I suggest you secure and harden your server before it is TOO late.
 

feldon27

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Got any ideas on how to solve this problem? EVERY time I look at top, the server is pretty much idle. I'm sorry but I don't have hours to diagnose something that should be fixed by cPanel.
 

ayman999ua

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hi, i am new user of CPanel.

where to find log files of domains? and how to delete domlogs for some domains?

Thanks.
 

gpinchev

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Don7t said:
I suspended the account and levels went back to normal, I then reinstated it and the levels remained normal, go figure, hope this helps.....
This, like a miracle, resolved the problem. Thanks for sharing the idea!
 

tarmo

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"you should check the server to see why the load is so high and take steps to lower the load. If you want stats to continue to run even with a high load; Edit /var/cpanel/cpanel.config and change extracpus to a number larger then 0 (run /usr/local/cpanel/startup afterwards to pickup the changes)."

If i try to edit /var/cpanel/cpanel.config it says that this file is read only?? But I am root, what should I do?

Ver: WHM 10.8.0 cPanel 10.8.2-E129

Thank you.

Tarmo