Every month or so, I get an email from Dreamhost telling me that one or more of my users is hitting the memory limits, causing my sites to go down. (I am on a shared server)
I’m very much aware of how poorly my sites run… and how often I get 500 errors and just random downtimes and errors trying to update plugins and themes and Wordpress versions. But I’ve asked Dreamhost on a handful of occasions WHY I’m hitting my limits and I can never get a clear answer.
Since I don’t use FTP very often, there must be some process running that uses my FTP user. But I don’t know what it is. And if I could just see what processes are running – and a process that runs my memory limits immediately, that would be really helpful. But for some reason, Dreamhost can’t figure it out.
It’s not a small problem. I’ve hit my limit “12482” times. No idea what time frame that is. Per month? The number is typically that high, though.
Is there somewhere I can look? Is there a way I can word it to the helpdesk in a way that lets them know exactly what I’m looking for?
I have multiple pieces of software running. Wordpress (a few instances), Gallery2, Mediawiki, phpBB… If one of them is running wild, I just need to know which one it is so I can tweak it or turn it off.
Thanks for any guidance y’all can provide.