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Old 02-26-2012, 07:30 AM   #1
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tips to reduce server load effectively


Hi all,

can anyone please give me some tips to reduce the server load..currently what i am doing is killing the users in the top list after running 'top -c'...but I think its not the corect method..please give me some advices...
 
Old 02-26-2012, 07:55 AM   #2
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Hi,

Can you be a bit more specific? Server load can be (negatively) influenced by several things:

- disk I/O,
- CPU usage,
- RAM/Swap usage,
- amount of network connections.

Without knowing why you think the load needs to be reduced (is it actually too high?) it is kinda hard to point you in the right direction.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 02-26-2012, 08:46 AM   #3
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i do not much about these...sometimes the load is around 50..its a cpanel server..how can i find what is the reason causing the load?
 
Old 02-26-2012, 10:08 AM   #4
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Hi,

Assuming that the load is around 50 points to a 50% load on 1 cpu: There's nothing to worry about.

Why do you want to reduce the server load? Any indication that it is too high? If so, what makes you believe that this is so?

Your question and answer is too general to go into details about commands you could use to trace a (possible) problem.
 
Old 02-27-2012, 08:09 AM   #5
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Must have something else going on causing the load. Could be either script or some application.
What does the top command output show?

Quote:
# top
and post the output.

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