Random high server load

chelssi

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Hi,

I've just done it:

Code:
# ./build options
Apache: 2.4.41
Nginx (reverse proxy): 1.17.3
mod_ruid2: no
LibModSecurity: 3.0.3
LibModSecurity Rule Set: comodo
htscanner: no
Dovecot: 2.3.7.2
Dovecot configuration: yes
AWstats: no
Exim: 4.92.2
exim.conf update: yes, release 4.5
BlockCracking: no
Easy Spam Fighter: yes
SpamAssassin: 3.4.2
SpamAssassin rule updates: daily
ClamAV: 0.101.4
MariaDB: 10.4.8
MySQL backup: yes
MySQL backup directory: /usr/local/directadmin/custombuild/mysql_backups
MySQL compress backups: no
PHP (default): 7.2 as php-fpm
phpMyAdmin: 4.9.0.1-all-languages
ProFTPD: no
Pure-FTPd: 1.0.49
RoundCube webmail: 1.3.10
Replace "php.ini" with './build all' and './build php_ini': no
Cron for notifications and (or) updates: yes
Cron frequency: daily
Auto notifications: yes
Auto notifications email address: cahams@gmail.com
Run "clean" every time: yes
Run "clean_old_webapps" every time: yes
Run "clean_old_tarballs" every time: yes
Show texts in bold: yes
SquirrelMail: no
Zend Guard Loader: no
ionCube loader: no
Suhosin: no
Now is making a backup but I attack a screenshot from htop.

Thanks
 

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zEitEr

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You really need to check apache's server-status and logs for mode details. It's not clear why you have so many apache's processes.
 

chelssi

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Hi Alex,

I have been checking apache status and I think the requests must be legitimate, one page loads several php scripts with ajax and a user can interactive with the page for example making searches that are printed in a div without reload...

I didn’t see anything strange, what do you think?
 

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If the server load troubles you keep on digging, I don't have enough information to make any conclusions.

I did not find in your posts anything that could clarify why so many apache processes are running on your server with so little PHP-FPM processes. That what I would investigate more thoroughly.

When I need to investigate an incident I work with all possible logs and graphs from monitoring systems. Find peaks on graphs and search a time-frame in logs.

If you don't have graphical monitoring tools, you might need to start using them.
 

chelssi

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If the server load troubles you keep on digging, I don't have enough information to make any conclusions.

I did not find in your posts anything that could clarify why so many apache processes are running on your server with so little PHP-FPM processes. That what I would investigate more thoroughly.

When I need to investigate an incident I work with all possible logs and graphs from monitoring systems. Find peaks on graphs and search a time-frame in logs.

If you don't have graphical monitoring tools, you might need to start using them.
Hi,

I attached a screenshot from apache status, did you see it? the web pages has a lot of photos, can this be the reason? if you send your ip by private I can give you access to apache status.

what graphical monitoring tool do you recommend me?

Thank you Alex.
 
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