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Very high server load

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ddcarnage, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. ddcarnage

    ddcarnage Member

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    Hi,

    I was using Plesk before and had no problem except the lack of to many features in the control panel which led me to switch to cpanel. My server had a load of about 2 in rush hours.

    Now, with cpanel, I get loads averaging at 10-15 and I even saw it go up to 30. Nothing has changed except the control panel (and I upgraded from FC4 to FC5).

    I followed a couple of guides to turn off mailman and the statistics software. I have a PHP website that generates about 75000 pages views per day... I tweeked mysql and apache. For apache, I lowered the MaxClients in httpd.conf to 30 so it would not process all incoming requests at once during rush hours and that the other connections would be queued.

    I still get about 10-15 in load average.

    I have a single core cpu and all but it worked fine with plesk.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks a bunch,

    Frank
     
  2. trhosting.net

    trhosting.net Well-Known Member

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    On some systems, decreasing apache's MaxClient value causes system load. Set this to 256 (default) and test your system.
     
  3. jayh38

    jayh38 Well-Known Member

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    Post an output of your top for starters
     
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