The CPU load is dependent upon the amount of time a server spends executing a script whenever a visitor opens a webpage on a particular script-driven website. Static HTML sites use barely any CPU time, but this isn't so with the much more advanced and functional scripts, that use a database and display dynamic content. The more individuals open such a website, the more load will be created on the hosting server and if the database is large, the MySQL server will be loaded too. An illustration of what can cause high load is an Internet store with a large number of products. If it is popular, lots of people shall be browsing it all at once and if they search for items, the entire database which contains all of the products will also be continuously accessed by the script, which will result in high load. In this light, having CPU and MySQL load statistics will offer you an idea of how the site is doing, if it has to be optimized or if you just need a more effective web hosting solution - if the website is very popular and the established setup cannot deal with the load.
MySQL & Load Stats in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you shall be able to access quite detailed CPU and MySQL load data that'll give you more information about the general performance of your websites. Two sections of the Hepsia Control Panel are dedicated to the stats, one for each and every type. Inside the CPU Load section you can see the execution time of your scripts and how much time the hosting server processed them. You can even see the different kinds of processes which were executed. Statistics are created every 6 hours, but if needed, you can also check figures for previous days or months. The MySQL Load section will show you the entire number of database queries each and every day and each hour, along with the queries to each individual database that you have in your semi-dedicated account. Comparing this info to your traffic statistics will give you useful information about how your websites perform and you will see if you need to take some measures to optimize them.