How do I tell how much of a shared servers resources i'm using?

My site is horribly slow and giving me 500 internal server errors, but when I look at “top” I don’t see anything that looks bad.

Any other way to see what’s happening?


in the panel, edit the user to report resource usage. You can then find a report generated daily in the logs.
If you don’t use FastCGI, i probably won’t see much in top because requests will start and stop a process pretty quickly whereas FastCGI keeps the process open a bit longer in anticipation of another request.

You should also check your error logs. If you see something like ‘end of script headers’, that means you used too much memory. You can also ask support how often you have been exceeding the limits. Why they don’t just provide that in the panel is beyond me…