The CPU load is dependent upon the length of time a server spends executing a script every time a visitor opens a page on a given script-driven website. Static HTML Internet sites use barely any CPU time, but this isn't so with the much more advanced and functional scripts, that use a database and display dynamic content. The more individuals open this kind of a website, the more load will be produced on the web server and if the database is big, the MySQL server shall be loaded too. An example of what could cause high load is an online store with a huge number of products. If it is popular, a lot of people shall be browsing it at the same time and if they search for items, the whole database which contains all of the products will also be continuously accessed by the script, resulting in high load. In this light, having CPU and MySQL load statistics will offer you an idea of how the Internet site is doing, if it has to be optimized or if you simply just need a more powerful web hosting solution - if the site is popular and the current setup can't deal with the load.
MySQL & Load Stats in Shared Web Hosting
Using the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all of our shared web hosting offers, you will be able to see very comprehensive data about the resources that your sites use. One of the sections will give you info on the CPU load, like how much processing time the hosting server spent, how much time it took for your scripts to be executed and the amount of memory they used. Stats are routinely provided every six hours and you can also see the kinds of processes that generated the most load - PHP, Perl, and so forth. MySQL load data are listed in a different section in which you can see all the queries on a per hour, everyday, etc. basis. You could go back and compare statistics from different months to see if some update has changed the resource usage if the total amount of site visitors has not changed much. Thus, you will see if your site needs to be optimized, which will lead to a better performance and an improved user experience.
MySQL & Load Stats in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want to see thorough stats about the load produced by your websites, it will not take more than a couple of clicks to do that. The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with all semi-dedicated servers which we offer, has a section focused on the system resource usage and the information there will tell you if your Internet sites function properly and if the load they create corresponds to the total amount of received visitors. The CPU load statistics include the script execution time and the length of time it took for the server to process the requests, and what types of processes generated the load. The MySQL stats will show you how many times every database was accessed, plus everyday and by the hour stats for the whole account. With both forms of stats, you are able to check the numbers for any of the past days and months, so you can see how the websites perform as the traffic to them increases or after you have applied some update.