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    Server load on my VPS

    I am hosted on a VPS and have:

    The VPS you are on is a quad core CPU with hyperthreading. You have been allocated 2 of these cores on the VPS plan you are on.
    Based upon this, when I go into WHM > service status, how many CPU's should I have allocated to me and at what point would the server load be considered to high and I need to upgrade?

    Thank you!

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    If you've been assigned 2 physical cores, you should see a total of 4 CPUs. Ideally with 4 logical cores, your load shouldn't go much higher than 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WickedFactor View Post
    If you've been assigned 2 physical cores, you should see a total of 4 CPUs. Ideally with 4 logical cores, your load shouldn't go much higher than 4.
    Adding on to that, if you've been assigned 2 logical cores (which I'm reading that as), you'll only see 2 CPUs in WHM. Load is also somewhat tricky to understand so I'd check on your actual CPU percentage and wait times. If those are consistently high (especially the wait percentage), then you probably need an upgrade.

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    If you see 2 cores, you shouldn't exceed 2.00 of load ever...
    If you see 4, 4.00 is 100%.

    and so on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deroba View Post
    If you see 2 cores, you shouldn't exceed 2.00 of load ever...
    If you see 4, 4.00 is 100%.

    and so on.
    Load on Linux includes time waiting for disk IO operations -- IO Wait.

    On a VPS, disk access is a shared resource.

    Which mean that it's entirely possible for an IDLE VPS to show a high load -- 1, 2 3. etc. -- if the host node is overcrowded and/or abused by one or more client VPSs.

    That's VPS Basics 101

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    Thank you for the responses

    Quote Originally Posted by Orien View Post
    Adding on to that, if you've been assigned 2 logical cores (which I'm reading that as), you'll only see 2 CPUs in WHM. Load is also somewhat tricky to understand so I'd check on your actual CPU percentage and wait times. If those are consistently high (especially the wait percentage), then you probably need an upgrade.
    Where do I go to check CPU percentage and wait times?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by tgo149 View Post
    Where do I go to check CPU percentage and wait times?
    on Linux, run 'top' command, and see the first few lines.
    When finished, quit from the top command by 'q' or Ctrl+C

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