I think you hit the nail on the head. The other VPS's are sharing the same CPU as your VPS and if they are all doing backups (for example), then they will affect the server load. I am not sure if it is adversely hurting you, but some dedicated resources would definitely eliminate that possibility of slowing down your VPS.
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I have asked the provider (Future Hosting, who are fantastic by the way!) and there's no problem with them.
I've heard of other clients of theirs having their VPS's deactivated due to high loads of 8 and 10 when there were REAL problems on that VPS .. but I even told them about the 30+ loads and they weren't concerned.
As it happens though, I am on the lookout for a dedicated .. :-)
I'll have a look and let you know. All I can tell you now is that both my VPS's are in London / Maidenhead on LON03
I wasn't coming on here asking the question just to "air some dirty washing" and beat down Future Hosting (I don't think I've done that)! I just wanted to ask the wider world about what could be causing it.
OK, this has been dealt with perfectly by Future Hosting. They've moved me to a new node and the load overnight last night was a constant 0.01 to 0.06 :-) and that was with the CPanel backups being run and then those backups being sent off the server to my online backup place.
That's great to hear that they got you moved to a new node so quickly. Having everyone preforming that cPanel backups at the standard/default 1AM time "can" cause problems on even a powerful node depending on the amount of VM's on it. Glad they got it sorted out