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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2005

    Red face Server being super slow


    My server is acting really... strange. Every day for couple of hours it takes a lot to load a page (there are usually 220-270 users online). It stays like that for couple of minutes and then everything seems to be ok. After 10-20 minutes it happens again. Server load is 0.5-1.5 (2 cpus) all the time but memory usage gets up to 90%. I'm not sure if that's the problem cause I've seen it working fine with 90% of memory used.

    Server: AM P4 3.06 1GB RAM
    Operating system: FreeBSD

    Any ideas?

  2. #2
    When it gets slow again, check and see if it is using any swap space. The memory will be fully utilized and you'll see the swap numbers moving around. If the server is swapping, you will get the results like you explained. It will then be time to either optimize your server, or add more ram.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Philadelphia, PA
    Also, try running top or a similar utility to see whats eating all the CPU time/memory. - Useless mumblings on Technology, life, and whatever we deem important

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