Must be a way to tell resources used


#1

I need to know how to tell the resouces used so that I know what a private server package would cost me.
Seems this past weekend my site was busy and shut down because of using to many resources.

If I had figures I could show the data to my board members to pony up some funding.

I can’t get them to fund an upgrade if they don’t know what it would cost.

Thank you
William G


#2

You can find out how much CPU the various unix IDs under your account are using by setting up CPU resource reporting. The following wiki page tells you how to set it up:
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/User_resource_reporting

The raw logs will give you an idea of the peak memory utilization by process. Unfortunately, I don’t think it’s easy to get a feel for which processes were running at exactly the same time. See:
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Process_Accounting

I don’t know of any way to look at total memory requirements other than by logging in when the site is most heavily loaded and watching it using the top command.

Remember that if you are killed for resource utilization you’re supposed using at least 10% of at least one of your server’s resources. Support may be able to give you a direct answer for how much resource you were using and thus how big of a PS you’d need.

Remember that an alternative course of action is optimizing your site to use less resource. It’s often the nice-to-have addon modules that kill performance so maybe you can just get rid of them and keep your site free?

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