Posted 03 August 2006 - 06:22 PM
I have a shared hosting account with a provider that shall remain nameless at this point. My question has to do with server loading. The Server loading shows between 6 and 12 (4 cpu's). This is while it is working correctly. I have noticed that the server side activities such as pop3, webmail, ftp etc become somewhat slow when loading is in the 10 range. From what I have read an apache server should be kept below 2% (per cpu?) in order to operate with a reasonable quality of service. I am starting to suspect that my continuing problems with this host is that they can not keep their server loads under control. I see daily problem with intermittent loss or severe slow down of pop3, ftp, and c-panel services. What is a reasonable figure to work with regarding server load?