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Apache high CPU usage – how to protect your server from overload?

Apache high CPU usage – how to protect your server from overload?

In our role as Server management specialists for web hosting companies, server health monitoring and maintenance is a routine activity we perform in our customers’ servers.

A common issue we notice during server monitoring is the server load intermittently going high, usually caused by Apache high CPU usage. As Apache is a commonly used web server, we give it top priority in our support services. (more…)

Improving webhosting QoS (Quality of Service) using resource control in server virtualization

Improving webhosting QoS (Quality of Service) using resource control in server virtualization

“Noisy neighbors” are customers who use up more than their fair share of resources in a virtualized server. Such over-use of resources (aka resource hogging) affects server performance, especially if a VPS provider runs high-density servers. Though server virtualization provides cost-effective hosting, it involves sharing of resources such as CPU, RAM, I/O, network, etc. among the VPS accounts. (more…)