It appears that heavy traffic is the cause of your high server load. You are doing 15GB per hour according to the logs. Might want to look into upgrading the RAM and/or CPU.
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Adding more RAM is a good suggestion as using only 1 GB of RAM just doesn't cut these days.
You can ignore the 15 GB of traffic per hour msg. as that is an obvious error -- approx. 378 MB per hour is more like it. That is approx. 272 GB per month which is more in line.
As to the problem of the high load, it would seem you just have a busy Server, as evidenced by the continously high Apache connections. I would suggest you optimize Apache and possibly setup a script to limit the number of Apache connections from any one IP address.
Seen a post here at WHT discussing IP connection limits and if you search using "ip_conn" or something similar, you should find something.
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use mod_dosevasive , as well as turn off keepalives and turn your Timeouts to 100, from 300.
keep your connects at 150 if possible, this will keep apache from going nuts
Also look into the LimitCPU calls, which stop run away processes
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Originally posted by Website Rob MrAlien987, I noticed you are running 'mod_perl' and meant to ask how you got it installed. Was it manually or through EasyApache -- and if EasyApache, was it through WHM or Shell?
I don't know. I didn't do it myself. Where can I see this?