I have a webserver that our main two company websites reside on and this box also hosts ~50 other misc. websites. None of the websites on the server are very CPU intensive and bandwidth usage on the box is next to none.
Every morning around 4-6am the server takes forever to load anything. Seeing as this is when I do most of my work, I quickly become frustrated when trying to load our admin area, webmail, etc. Note that things do load, just very slowly...
I've contacted my tech a couple of times but he says this is normal as it's backups and stats running. I guess my question is, IS this normal? If so, is there a way to lessen the load at all?
If backups and stats are both running at the same time, why not separate them to run at different times? Maybe run stats at 2AM and backups at 4AM, for example.
Also, what backup method are you using? It may be more efficient to just use rsync - especially compared to cpbackup which can be a resource hog on large accounts.
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