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    Should I say Goodbye to VPS?

    Alright so I have a VPS from ServInt. I got their $49 plan and the server performed good in the past few days until recently, I had experienced a slow response from my vps.

    My website is not that huge. I only have 1.5M hits as of now, around 2000 visits a day and around 50-100 concurrent users at times. I'm running wordpress btw.

    I emailed servint about this and they did some tweaking in my vps and they have told me that my site is using 5x its allocated CPU. I was wondering, I only have 1 live site on that server and am I using that much CPU?? I have tried installing WP-super cache but that resulted to even more slow reponses from my VPS.

    So, what should I do? I don't think I need a Dedicated Server yet. plus I don't have the budget for one. Yes I can afford the $99 below servers but I think, Its much better to host your site on a vps with Quad Xeons on it rather than getting a Pentium4 powered dedicated server.

    I had a great experience with ServInt and I don't want to leave them but their next plan costs too much for me ($89/month) and I don't think I will even use that much resources,

    so what should I do?

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    I think you should try at joesdatacenter.com they have good offer with good price, I have not try them anyway, but I think they are good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hrproteam View Post
    I think you should try at joesdatacenter.com they have good offer with good price, I have not try them anyway, but I think they are good.
    yeah, but I'm not yet convinced to leave servInt. yes I'm looking for dedicated servers but I'm still waiting for advices.

    I'm currently reading some MySQL and Apache tweaks. I hope it helps. =)

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    since you are using vps, Why you not try lighttpd or nginx? to decrease your resource usage
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    Quote Originally Posted by hrproteam View Post
    since you are using vps, Why you not try lighttpd or nginx? to decrease your resource usage
    lighthttpd is not recommended by ServInt as I have Cpanel on my vps also, nginx is a great webserver but I don't want it to use on my live website.

    I would opt for LiteSpeed but It just costs too much.

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    How much CPU is allocated to your node (cat /proc/cpuinfo)? and how much CPU are you using (sar -q)?

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    I suggest you look at your web application code, that much CPU for that few users is very strange.
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    @ Unixy
    [email protected] [/]# cat /proc/cpuinfo
    processor : 0
    vendor_id : GenuineIntel
    cpu family : 6
    model : 23
    model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU L5420 @ 2.50GHz
    stepping : 10
    cpu MHz : 560.121
    cache size : 6144 KB
    physical id : 0
    siblings : 4
    core id : 0
    cpu cores : 4
    apicid : 0
    fpu : yes
    fpu_exception : yes
    cpuid level : 13
    wp : yes
    flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm syscall nx lm constant_tsc pni monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 cx16 xtpr lahf_lm
    bogomips : 4990.99
    clflush size : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes : 38 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management:

    processor : 1
    vendor_id : GenuineIntel
    cpu family : 6
    model : 23
    model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU L5420 @ 2.50GHz
    stepping : 10
    cpu MHz : 560.121
    cache size : 6144 KB
    physical id : 1
    siblings : 4
    core id : 0
    cpu cores : 4
    apicid : 4
    fpu : yes
    fpu_exception : yes
    cpuid level : 13
    wp : yes
    flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm syscall nx lm constant_tsc pni monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 cx16 xtpr lahf_lm
    bogomips : 4987.54
    clflush size : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes : 38 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management:

    processor : 2
    vendor_id : GenuineIntel
    cpu family : 6
    model : 23
    model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU L5420 @ 2.50GHz
    stepping : 10
    cpu MHz : 560.121
    cache size : 6144 KB
    physical id : 0
    siblings : 4
    core id : 2
    cpu cores : 4
    apicid : 2
    fpu : yes
    fpu_exception : yes
    cpuid level : 13
    wp : yes
    flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm syscall nx lm constant_tsc pni monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 cx16 xtpr lahf_lm
    bogomips : 4987.51
    clflush size : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes : 38 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management:

    processor : 3
    vendor_id : GenuineIntel
    cpu family : 6
    model : 23
    model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU L5420 @ 2.50GHz
    stepping : 10
    cpu MHz : 560.121
    cache size : 6144 KB
    physical id : 1
    siblings : 4
    core id : 2
    cpu cores : 4
    apicid : 6
    fpu : yes
    fpu_exception : yes
    cpuid level : 13
    wp : yes
    flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm syscall nx lm constant_tsc pni monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 cx16 xtpr lahf_lm
    bogomips : 4987.54
    clflush size : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes : 38 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management:

    processor : 4
    vendor_id : GenuineIntel
    cpu family : 6
    model : 23
    model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU L5420 @ 2.50GHz
    stepping : 10
    cpu MHz : 560.121
    cache size : 6144 KB
    physical id : 0
    siblings : 4
    core id : 1
    cpu cores : 4
    apicid : 1
    fpu : yes
    fpu_exception : yes
    cpuid level : 13
    wp : yes
    flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm syscall nx lm constant_tsc pni monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 cx16 xtpr lahf_lm
    bogomips : 4987.89
    clflush size : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes : 38 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management:

    processor : 5
    vendor_id : GenuineIntel
    cpu family : 6
    model : 23
    model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU L5420 @ 2.50GHz
    stepping : 10
    cpu MHz : 560.121
    cache size : 6144 KB
    physical id : 1
    siblings : 4
    core id : 1
    cpu cores : 4
    apicid : 5
    fpu : yes
    fpu_exception : yes
    cpuid level : 13
    wp : yes
    flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm syscall nx lm constant_tsc pni monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 cx16 xtpr lahf_lm
    bogomips : 4987.55
    clflush size : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes : 38 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management:

    processor : 6
    vendor_id : GenuineIntel
    cpu family : 6
    model : 23
    model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU L5420 @ 2.50GHz
    stepping : 10
    cpu MHz : 560.121
    cache size : 6144 KB
    physical id : 0
    siblings : 4
    core id : 3
    cpu cores : 4
    apicid : 3
    fpu : yes
    fpu_exception : yes
    cpuid level : 13
    wp : yes
    flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm syscall nx lm constant_tsc pni monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 cx16 xtpr lahf_lm
    bogomips : 4987.48
    clflush size : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes : 38 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management:

    processor : 7
    vendor_id : GenuineIntel
    cpu family : 6
    model : 23
    model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU L5420 @ 2.50GHz
    stepping : 10
    cpu MHz : 560.121
    cache size : 6144 KB
    physical id : 1
    siblings : 4
    core id : 3
    cpu cores : 4
    apicid : 7
    fpu : yes
    fpu_exception : yes
    cpuid level : 13
    wp : yes
    flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm syscall nx lm constant_tsc pni monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 cx16 xtpr lahf_lm
    bogomips : 4988.02
    clflush size : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes : 38 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management:
    Linux 2.6.18-028stab062.3 (server.seoulbox.com) 07/25/09

    00:00:01 runq-sz plist-sz ldavg-1 ldavg-5 ldavg-15
    00:10:01 7 160 1.25 0.93 0.51
    00:20:01 7 154 1.93 1.44 0.92
    00:30:01 5 121 4.74 4.13 2.52
    00:40:01 6 128 4.69 5.07 3.79
    00:50:01 5 126 3.99 4.19 3.91
    01:00:01 6 129 4.52 4.35 4.11
    01:10:01 6 127 4.33 4.65 4.42
    01:20:01 7 129 5.11 5.12 4.76
    01:30:01 5 126 4.28 4.37 4.50
    01:40:01 7 126 6.59 5.70 4.97
    01:50:02 8 128 6.05 5.90 5.46
    02:00:01 5 129 5.52 5.96 5.77
    02:10:01 7 130 5.60 5.89 5.87
    02:20:01 10 127 8.89 8.12 7.08
    02:30:01 11 134 7.60 8.08 7.55
    02:40:01 7 135 8.57 8.02 7.73
    02:50:01 7 124 8.60 8.61 8.13
    03:00:02 7 134 8.38 8.46 8.21
    03:10:01 8 132 7.45 8.16 8.24
    03:20:01 13 131 8.50 8.95 8.62
    03:30:01 10 130 8.04 7.87 8.14
    03:40:02 12 137 8.35 8.23 8.15
    03:50:01 8 131 6.87 7.44 7.74
    04:00:01 6 131 7.25 8.10 8.05
    04:10:01 9 133 7.13 7.70 7.88
    04:20:01 10 131 7.79 8.29 8.02
    04:30:01 10 130 7.29 7.42 7.66
    04:40:01 9 131 7.00 7.55 7.63
    04:50:01 8 127 7.37 7.34 7.46
    05:00:01 6 132 7.14 7.43 7.43
    05:10:01 11 131 7.83 7.90 7.69
    05:20:02 16 132 9.82 8.33 7.85
    05:30:01 13 131 7.41 7.65 7.73
    05:40:01 9 136 7.46 7.56 7.67
    05:50:02 10 135 8.39 8.53 8.17
    06:00:01 9 130 7.73 7.59 7.80
    06:10:01 10 132 6.90 7.35 7.60
    06:20:01 16 138 8.21 8.03 7.74
    06:30:01 13 132 6.39 7.43 7.66
    06:40:01 16 131 7.23 8.00 7.89
    06:50:01 9 130 7.33 7.94 7.99
    07:00:01 9 137 11.25 10.20 8.96
    07:10:01 10 136 13.99 13.38 10.98
    07:20:02 16 142 11.11 11.18 10.92
    07:30:01 11 138 10.75 10.88 10.97
    07:40:02 8 142 10.47 10.64 10.82
    07:50:01 12 136 12.34 11.48 11.17
    08:00:01 23 136 10.78 11.10 11.10
    08:10:01 14 139 12.70 11.69 11.33
    08:20:01 15 146 14.60 15.58 13.47
    08:30:01 20 147 17.08 15.74 14.39
    08:40:02 13 147 16.11 16.22 15.11
    08:50:01 10 144 14.68 16.11 15.67
    09:00:03 21 151 18.71 17.98 16.70

    09:00:03 runq-sz plist-sz ldavg-1 ldavg-5 ldavg-15
    09:10:01 16 141 16.02 15.98 16.30
    09:20:02 17 141 20.29 17.81 16.73
    09:30:02 15 155 15.84 15.73 16.02
    09:40:01 16 146 19.32 17.88 16.75
    09:50:04 22 148 23.48 23.24 19.74
    10:00:01 18 153 21.64 20.20 19.52
    10:10:02 16 152 24.26 20.66 19.66
    10:20:01 19 143 14.13 15.76 17.44
    10:30:01 33 170 27.54 20.57 18.47
    10:40:02 20 152 16.19 17.11 17.94
    10:50:01 33 159 23.97 22.20 19.84
    11:00:01 18 149 13.47 17.46 19.06
    11:10:01 15 146 14.10 15.92 17.66
    11:20:02 16 149 17.54 17.29 17.34
    11:30:01 27 169 21.21 18.56 17.82
    11:40:01 13 151 16.55 16.52 16.97
    11:50:01 31 161 30.51 23.08 19.51
    12:00:02 16 159 21.34 21.18 20.41
    12:10:01 41 186 36.21 30.91 25.07
    12:20:01 2 103 1.46 17.03 22.62
    12:30:01 1 103 0.22 2.79 12.27
    12:40:01 1 102 0.05 0.64 6.60
    12:50:01 1 103 0.15 0.17 3.49
    13:00:01 1 105 0.15 0.22 1.94
    13:10:01 1 101 0.08 0.28 1.22
    13:20:01 2 107 0.64 0.56 0.88
    13:30:01 3 106 0.01 0.13 0.48
    13:40:01 2 103 0.28 0.23 0.36
    13:50:01 2 103 0.02 0.14 0.25
    14:00:01 1 108 0.49 0.22 0.20
    14:10:01 2 104 0.52 0.30 0.22
    14:20:01 1 103 0.65 0.39 0.28
    14:30:01 1 103 0.25 0.27 0.25
    14:40:01 2 103 0.03 0.16 0.20
    14:50:01 1 103 0.00 0.05 0.11
    15:00:01 2 100 0.41 0.18 0.12
    15:10:01 2 97 0.06 0.18 0.15
    15:20:01 1 98 0.12 0.19 0.17
    15:30:01 2 98 0.08 0.08 0.10
    15:40:01 1 98 0.13 0.34 0.25
    15:50:01 1 97 0.68 0.33 0.23
    16:00:01 1 103 0.24 0.15 0.17
    16:10:01 2 97 0.21 0.21 0.18
    16:20:01 1 97 0.09 0.15 0.16
    16:30:01 3 98 0.16 0.14 0.12
    16:40:01 2 106 0.22 0.13 0.10
    16:50:01 2 97 0.08 0.06 0.07
    17:00:01 4 98 0.08 0.10 0.08
    17:10:01 1 97 0.14 0.14 0.10
    17:20:01 2 97 0.13 0.10 0.09
    17:30:01 1 97 0.01 0.05 0.07
    17:40:01 1 99 0.08 0.09 0.07
    17:50:01 1 101 0.48 0.44 0.22
    18:00:01 1 98 0.12 0.22 0.18

    18:00:01 runq-sz plist-sz ldavg-1 ldavg-5 ldavg-15
    18:10:01 1 97 0.02 0.10 0.14
    18:20:01 1 97 0.10 0.09 0.09
    18:30:01 1 98 0.01 0.07 0.08
    18:40:01 1 98 0.01 0.12 0.11
    18:50:01 2 98 0.10 0.16 0.12
    19:00:01 2 98 0.17 0.12 0.09
    19:10:01 3 97 0.07 0.08 0.08
    19:20:01 1 98 0.36 0.29 0.18
    19:30:01 1 98 0.44 0.22 0.18
    19:40:01 2 98 0.14 0.13 0.15
    19:50:01 1 106 0.31 0.21 0.16
    20:00:01 1 98 0.18 0.16 0.12
    20:10:01 1 98 0.93 0.42 0.24
    20:20:01 1 99 0.38 0.31 0.23
    20:30:01 1 100 0.05 0.12 0.15
    20:40:01 6 98 0.07 0.12 0.13
    20:50:01 1 100 0.14 0.14 0.10
    21:00:01 7 98 0.26 0.28 0.17
    21:10:01 1 94 0.14 0.19 0.18
    21:20:01 2 99 0.07 0.09 0.13
    Average: 8 122 6.69 6.64 6.58
    the numbers seems to be okay as I can see a lot of 0.00 in the logs but servint says I am using too much CPU?.

    also, I had an experience 2 days ago that I have only around 64 users online and the number in the top command looked like this 100.00 76.00 86.00 (somehow it looks like that) then a couple of seconds later, the server has crashed.

    @vpsville, I asked my friend to recode the theme and everything for me, He said he has already looked onto the codes and optimized it but still I am experiencing slow browsing to my site.

    I also asked some of my readers in the US, they said my site loads 13-25 seconds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleepybear View Post
    Alright so I have a VPS from ServInt. I got their $49 plan and the server performed good in the past few days until recently, I had experienced a slow response from my vps.
    I went to your site & it seems pretty fast to me. Plus, I tested it via pingdom and loaded in 7 seconds. Not bad.

    Quote Originally Posted by sleepybear View Post
    I emailed servint about this and they did some tweaking in my vps and they have told me that my site is using 5x its allocated CPU. I was wondering, I only have 1 live site on that server and am I using that much CPU?? I have tried installing WP-super cache but that resulted to even more slow reponses from my VPS.
    I would open another ticket with ServInt and see if they could try to diagnose the issue a little more to help explain the high cpu usage. In addition, I would post your issue in the ServInt customer forum. They have a lot of friendly & knowledgeable people willing to help.

    Quote Originally Posted by sleepybear View Post
    I had a great experience with ServInt and I don't want to leave them but their next plan costs too much for me ($89/month) and I don't think I will even use that much resources, so what should I do?
    ServInt often mentions that they are willing to upgrade your account, for a few days to a week, to see if the upgraded plan meets your needs. See if moving up to the $89 plan will solve your issues. If its overkill you can just go back to what you had. That's one of the benefits of a vps. It's a lot easier to do that than get an unmanaged cheap dedicated server elsewhere.
    Last edited by mainpipe; 07-25-2009 at 10:16 AM.

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    Notice how your load average shoots up as your plist-sz (process list size) climbs up. You probably need to cache SQL queries and use supercache properly.

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    @ Unixy thanks! I have installed supercache but it messed up with my site's theme (the pictures won't show up)

    I will try reinstalling it again, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleepybear View Post
    I have installed supercache but it messed up with my site's theme (the pictures won't show up)
    That's odd. All supercache does is convert PHP to HTML on disk. You can also tell it to refresh the cache if you upload new picture or flush the cache manually. Regarding mysql cache, I think we have an entry on our blog on how to configure it.

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    by the way, what plugins do you use with your wp. A lot of users have load problems with wp because of wp plugins.
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    hey, just tell me this,

    1. at any given time, how many concurrent connections are to your server?
    2. how many websites/vhosts do you have?

    Check these against the standard[free] edition of litespeed: http://www.litespeedtech.com/litespe...-editions.html

    It could help you out.
    Last edited by gunemalli; 07-25-2009 at 12:36 PM.

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    [QUOTE=Cristi4n;6304805]by the way, what plugins do you use with your wp. A lot of users have load problems with wp because of wp plugins.[/QUOTE1]

    Akismet
    Platinum SEO Pack
    Popular Posts
    Autooptimize
    Google Analytics for WordPress
    O RLY Comment Spam Search
    Sociable
    StatPress Reloaded
    Tweetable
    WordPress.com Stats
    WP-PageNavi
    wp-Typography
    WP-UserOnline
    WP Greet Box

    these are the active plugins in my WP

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunemalli View Post
    hey, just tell me this,

    1. at any given time, how many concurrent connections are to your server?
    2. how many websites/vhosts do you have?

    Check these against the standard[free] edition of litespeed: http://www.litespeedtech.com/litespe...-editions.html

    It could help you out.
    I believe I have answered those questions in my posts above but to answer:

    1. now its down to 9 but according to top command the load is, 4.25, 4.50, 4.79

    2. 1 live site & 10 domains that doesn't have files on it. only parked domains.

    I have compared the free and paid edition of Litespeed. I would rather get a dedi box rather than installing litespeed even if its free.

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    just to update:

    top - 02:17:11 up 2 days, 15:46, 1 user, load average: 29.95, 17.66, 10.04
    Tasks: 104 total, 24 running, 79 sleeping, 0 stopped, 1 zombie
    Cpu(s): 81.7%us, 11.5%sy, 2.1%ni, 4.7%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
    Mem: 1572864k total, 1341956k used, 230908k free, 0k buffers
    Swap: 0k total, 0k used, 0k free, 0k cached

    PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
    29838 mysql 15 0 155m 43m 5060 S 7.6 2.8 26:02.73 mysqld
    1343 nobody 16 0 57652 33m 12m R 4.3 2.2 0:11.52 httpd
    9847 nobody 16 0 57464 24m 4340 R 4.3 1.6 0:02.93 httpd
    17850 nobody 15 0 54580 31m 12m S 4.3 2.0 0:02.06 httpd
    5154 nobody 16 0 57660 33m 12m R 3.7 2.2 0:09.54 httpd
    7440 nobody 15 0 59460 27m 5136 S 2.7 1.8 0:03.19 httpd
    9846 nobody 16 0 55384 24m 4336 R 2.7 1.6 0:03.12 httpd
    1445 nobody 16 0 56636 34m 13m S 2.3 2.2 0:10.12 httpd
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    You definitely have too many plugins for the resources you have. Do you really need all of them?
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    Yes. I'm using all of them

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    Just a quick thought on the plugins:

    Disable WP-UserOnline and see if things improve.

    Popular posts could also be a major factor, since it checks the database every time a page is loaded. By that I mean it checks every post in the database to retrieve the number of comments so it can display the top commented posts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sleepybear View Post
    Yes. I'm using all of them
    Based on your /proc/cpuinfo you have a good amount of CPU but it's fair share. So it's not dedicated CPU. Out of 500MHz * 8 = 4GHz of CPU, you're not really "getting" much. Ask your provider if they can give you more CPU (preferably dedicated CPU).

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    Quote Originally Posted by UNIXy View Post
    Based on your /proc/cpuinfo you have a good amount of CPU but it's fair share. So it's not dedicated CPU. Out of 500MHz * 8 = 4GHz of CPU, you're not really "getting" much. Ask your provider if they can give you more CPU (preferably dedicated CPU).

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    they told me they will double it once I upgrade my plan to the $89 plan.

    Thanks Unixy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BristolSue View Post
    Just a quick thought on the plugins:

    Disable WP-UserOnline and see if things improve.

    Popular posts could also be a major factor, since it checks the database every time a page is loaded. By that I mean it checks every post in the database to retrieve the number of comments so it can display the top commented posts.
    Just disabled WP User Online plugin I can't disable the popular post plugin because the theme I am using depends on it (theme layout)

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleepybear View Post
    Just disabled WP User Online plugin I can't disable the popular post plugin because the theme I am using depends on it (theme layout)

    Thanks!
    you could try other custom made plugins. I have seen people run wordpress sites with no plugins at about 300+ people on at the same time with no issue. The more plugins you add can cause more querys to be launched in turn increasing your cpu load.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sleepybear View Post
    they told me they will double it once I upgrade my plan to the $89 plan.

    Thanks Unixy!
    Anytime! Ask if it's possible that they can move your VPS to a less busy box. Let me know if you need a courtesy benchmark VPS to cut your teeth on

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    @Sleepybear

    Does the times your server is slow seem to coincide with the times when you are at your busiest? Though it's not always the rule, most of the time, heavier site load = more resource usage.

    You might also check when maintenance scripts are running. For example, cpanellogd (if you have cPanel) running during the busiest part of your day may cause some latency issues. Make sure these types of things are running at an off time.

    I'd suggest trying to catch it in the act when the server load is at it's highest, or install a service monitor of some sort.

    Most overload problems such as this can be solved without just throwing more hardware at it. I'd suggest taking the time to figure out what exactly is causing your problem before making a decision on what to do.

    Best of luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkeden View Post
    you could try other custom made plugins. I have seen people run wordpress sites with no plugins at about 300+ people on at the same time with no issue. The more plugins you add can cause more querys to be launched in turn increasing your cpu load.
    My theme are dependent on atleast 4 plugins listed. If I remove one of them, the layout would be a total mess.

    I will try to upgrade my theme and ask the designer about my problem.

    thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UNIXy View Post
    Anytime! Ask if it's possible that they can move your VPS to a less busy box. Let me know if you need a courtesy benchmark VPS to cut your teeth on

    Best

    Yes, I will send them a ticket. Hmm, does my IP address will be changed as well? and what do you mean by benchmark VPS?


    Thanks Unixy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by metallica48423 View Post
    @Sleepybear

    Does the times your server is slow seem to coincide with the times when you are at your busiest? Though it's not always the rule, most of the time, heavier site load = more resource usage.

    You might also check when maintenance scripts are running. For example, cpanellogd (if you have cPanel) running during the busiest part of your day may cause some latency issues. Make sure these types of things are running at an off time.

    I'd suggest trying to catch it in the act when the server load is at it's highest, or install a service monitor of some sort.

    Most overload problems such as this can be solved without just throwing more hardware at it. I'd suggest taking the time to figure out what exactly is causing your problem before making a decision on what to do.

    Best of luck
    The server is slow almost all day. I've been asking my readers on different locations last night and they confirmed that my site crawls.

    I've been monitoring the server using the Top command to see the server load. as of now the load is 29.72, 24.70, 22.69

    Thanks!

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    have you checked for any trojans? their network seems to have lots of trojans on it. it has been effecting my site but i cant get any one from admin to answer or resolve it. see here http://google.com/safebrowsing/diagn...25847&hl=en-US

    Safe Browsing
    Diagnostic page for AS25847 (SERVINT)

    What happened when Google visited sites hosted on this network?
    Of the 12702 site(s) we tested on this network over the past 90 days, 514 site(s), including, for example, 22nightlife.com/, clubsbarspubs.com/, imd.gr/, served content that resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent.

    The last time Google tested a site on this network was on 2009-07-25, and the last time suspicious content was found was on 2009-07-25.

    Has this network hosted sites acting as intermediaries for further malware distribution?
    Over the past 90 days, we found 10 site(s) on this network, including, for example, iamdelhi.com/, biggestfiresale.com/, sorcier.com.pe/, that appeared to function as intermediaries for the infection of 136 other site(s) including, for example, munipicsi.gob.pe/, hansenlikes.com/, badgerpicks.com/.

    Has this network hosted sites that have distributed malware?
    Yes, this network has hosted sites that have distributed malicious software in the past 90 days. We found 24 site(s), including, for example, adolix.com/, fastlinkchecker.com/, advtimesync.com/, that infected 38 other site(s), including, for example, softforall.com/, sharetool.com/, downloads-portal.com/.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razgo View Post
    have you checked for any trojans? their network seems to have lots of trojans on it. it has been effecting my site but i cant get any one from admin to answer or resolve it. see here http://google.com/safebrowsing/diagn...25847&hl=en-US

    Safe Browsing
    Diagnostic page for AS25847 (SERVINT)

    What happened when Google visited sites hosted on this network?
    Of the 12702 site(s) we tested on this network over the past 90 days, 514 site(s), including, for example, 22nightlife.com/, clubsbarspubs.com/, imd.gr/, served content that resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent.

    The last time Google tested a site on this network was on 2009-07-25, and the last time suspicious content was found was on 2009-07-25.

    Has this network hosted sites acting as intermediaries for further malware distribution?
    Over the past 90 days, we found 10 site(s) on this network, including, for example, iamdelhi.com/, biggestfiresale.com/, sorcier.com.pe/, that appeared to function as intermediaries for the infection of 136 other site(s) including, for example, munipicsi.gob.pe/, hansenlikes.com/, badgerpicks.com/.

    Has this network hosted sites that have distributed malware?
    Yes, this network has hosted sites that have distributed malicious software in the past 90 days. We found 24 site(s), including, for example, adolix.com/, fastlinkchecker.com/, advtimesync.com/, that infected 38 other site(s), including, for example, softforall.com/, sharetool.com/, downloads-portal.com/.

    Oh great. Is this for real? WOW.

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    yes, i have been battling this trojan on my VPS site the last few days. tech support told me it was coming from my computer but i doubt it. my support ticket has ben referred to admin but that was ages ago with no response as yet from admin.

    it may not be your issue but best to check anyway. the malicious code is being injected into index.html and index.php files.

    so check those files and look at the bottom is where the code ends up.

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    How can it come from your PC? unless you upload it on FTP, it won't get into your vps?

    I'm checking my site's codes right now. can you paste a sample string of the malicious code you are saying?

    thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UNIXy View Post
    Anytime! Ask if it's possible that they can move your VPS to a less busy box. Let me know if you need a courtesy benchmark VPS to cut your teeth on

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    Unixy, I sent them a support ticket just a while ago:

    ____________________________________

    Hi!

    I have updated my previous ticket but after 2 hours now, I got no response. anyway,

    I am experiencing a super slow response from my VPS right now. My site loads atleast 15-20 seconds and my load is 31.51, 32.93, 30.40. According to WP-User Online I only have 5 visitors on my site also, Someone in WHT has adivised me If I could ask you guys, to move my vps to a less busy node.

    also somone has posted that you have torjans hosted in your network? Is this true?

    http://google.com/safebrowsing/diagn...25847&hl=en-US


    ____________________________________________

    their response:

    ____________________________________________

    Hi,

    I am not seeing a load of 30 as of right now, it is around 3. As Giles said in your previous ticket, your VPS has been using much more CPU than it is alloted, and you are going way over your resource limits. I also see numerous memory errors when I run a vpsstat, so it looks like you are using more CPU and memory than we can guarantee for the essential plan.

    ______________________________________________


    I think I will start looking for a new provider.

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    I have changed all my passwords and had to chmod 444 all index.html and index.php files so the code would not be injected again. this is the only thing that stopped it. i am not tech savvy enough to know how these trojans get onto sites. i don't have a copy of the code that was inserted.

    when using the browser safari i keep getting indication that one of my sites has a trojan http://www.auctionsellersunite.com/

    can anyone check it? i cant find anything anywhere so i dont know if its just telling there "was" a trojan there or its still there.

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    i haven't given up yet but will consider moving too if there is no admin response soon. its just been a great VPS server up until now and don't really want to move and only as a last resort.

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    Razgo,
    My google chrome says your site hosts a malware.

    I am convinced I need to move my site to a new host or even back to Wiredtree.

    I think it is impossible that a single live website could make the server crawl. I know there are a lot factors like coding and users online but hey, they have this "the world's largest dedicated server replacement" thing plastered around WHT and they can't even handle a single growing website?

    It seems like they want me to move to the $89 plan to double my resources. Hey, I'm still in College! I don't run any ads on my website so how can I manage to pay additional $40 for a single wordpress blog?

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    thanks sleepybear, i will have to wait for tech support then to get it fixed. its not just my site though, it looks like a lot of serverint sites have this trojan running, possibly over a hundred sites.

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    Wordpress is a dog. I'm not at all surprised by what I have just read. Just move to a better solution than wordpress, and that's it. Possibly Plone, that is said to be quite good (but maybe, it needs more technical knowledge to install).

    If you do host a malware (can't be sure of it yet), it's most probably because of yet-again-another security issue with Wordpress. If it's not a malware, and just wordpress taking a lot of resources, I'm not surprised either.

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    Oh, I forgot to give you another advice: maybe you want to run mod-security if you really want to keep wordpress, and for sure, limit the number of concurrent apache thread, to make sure you wont eat all the CPU. Also, graphing your VPS load, and looking at the biggest hits (what page is having too much of them) might help a lot. A good monitoring is often a good idea, and helps finding what's going on.

    Just my 2 cents.

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