Top shows "nobody" for http processes, using suphp

jonh

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I thought using suphp would make the php processes run as the user account and not nobody? Top shows "nobody" for http processes, using suphp. Maybe suphp doesn't change who http process run as, separate thing. What do I need to do so http processes run as the user and not nobody?
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello,

It's normal to see "httpd" processes running under the "nobody" username. This is answered on the following thread:

how do we stop nobody httpd

Thank you.
 

jonh

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So when I see a zillion "nobody" processes, ho do I know which domain is causing the issue? As I scroll down in htop, I do not see any php users.
 

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Hello

I am also experiencing this issue running CloudLinux. I have recently switched to Easy Apache 4 from 3. On my other server of similar config (EA3), user processes show up as the username, not nobody.
 

Bazinga

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Hello

I am also experiencing this issue running CloudLinux. I have recently switched to Easy Apache 4 from 3. On my other server of similar config (EA3), user processes show up as the username, not nobody.
Hello,
ust be sure you are running suphp, with EA3 it could be checked with:
/usr/local/cpanel/bin/rebuild_phpconf --current

The best way to check which processes belongs to which users/domains - better to use 'Apache status' page from WHM.
 

cPanelMichael

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So when I see a zillion "nobody" processes, ho do I know which domain is causing the issue? As I scroll down in htop, I do not see any php users.
Hello,

You may find the following thread helpful when attempting to determine the source of the high load average, assuming the processes are leading to high loads:

Troubleshooting high server loads on Linux servers

Thank you.