I am a newbie in managing my own server. I have just transfer a website over to a dedicated server with limestone network. A lot of times my site would not load or would load after 5-10 seconds. This is probably due to too many people connecting at once (i am guessing). The website is a myspace resource site with about 2000 uniques per day or so. Anyone have any idea of how to optimze the server so the site will run better? Thanks
17% is not too much.How is your memory?
You should try optimizing apache and the mysql (if your site is database driven).
After that a php accelerator might also help.
Guides for all these (+securing your server) can be found by searching in WHT forums.
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