Warning: The system load average is

natasja235

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I get this message from DirectAdmin and several websites go offline or load slow.

I am new to VPS en Directadmin on admin level.

Can somebody please help me?
 

jamgames2

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this should wait until you got hight load usage again.
first check in Service Monitor from DA Panel

it's depended on your webserver usage.

nginx_apache with mod_php
should check nginx or apache

nginx_apache with php-fpm
should check php-fpm

if it's too hight usage, then first think you got botnet attack.

then more checking.
login to your server with SSH root access
type "top" and enter

let checking cpu, ram, disk that hight usage come from process.
 

natasja235

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This is what I see in the Service Monitor

da-popb4smtp da-popb4smtp (pid 770 ) 192 KB
directadmin directadmin (pid 1051 1053 1100 1102 1112 1179 1279 1318 1443 1444 4864 ) 9.84 MB
dovecot dovecot (pid 13761 ) 2.16 MB
exim exim (pid 13791 ) 208 KB
httpd httpd (pid 954 23238 23242 30859 32475 32477 32478 ) 23.7 MB
lfd lfd (pid 1431 14749 ) 0 B
mysqld mysqld (pid 10454 ) 74.5 MB
named named (pid 2113 ) 0.621 MB
php-fpm74 php-fpm74 (pid 755 1055 1078 1080 1082 1084 1085 1087 1090 1094 1145 1259 1331 1332 1347 1388 1392 5291 32473 ) 706.7 MB
proftpd proftpd (pid 14215 ) 352 KB
sshd sshd (pid 21309 )

nothing to see for nginx or apache

As I understand PHP has a big value. There is no attack I guess, because when I run a big script the problem starts.

I just run a Softaculous script installation and the problem has come back
 

natasja235

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it solved the problem but everything was still a bit slow, so my provider put some memory extra in the server.

I am very thankfull for your comments en help. Now I can go further
 

codes9

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Try using Netdata to monitor your server. It gives you a better view into what is happening. Recently I reduced the load a backup placed on the server by configuring it and monitoring it's real time load.

It give a lot more info than just knowing CPU and Mem stats. As it alerts for several sane things by default and allows you to see how each subsystem is performing. Really impressive and easy to intergrate.

I recall a release announcement saying Directadmin is also created intergration for Netdata.
 

natasja235

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Hai I'm back,

I installed Netdata. Where to go now? Can't find anything of Netdata in my DirectAdmin admin panel
 

codes9

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I use Netdata.cloud. But you could install the Netdata plugin in DirectAdmin if you like to view your server stats directly in DirectAdmin. I think it's a Nifty feature that's much needed.

The install instructions are on this page:
 

codes9

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Pleasure :) , hope you enjoy it as much as I do. It's really helped me catch small things I may have otherwise missed.
 
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