The CPU load is dependent upon the amount of time a server spends executing a script every time a visitor opens a webpage on a certain script-driven website. Static HTML websites use barely any CPU time, but it's not so with the much more sophisticated and functional scripts, which use a database and display dynamic content. The more people open this type of a website, the more load will be produced on the web server and if the database is large, the MySQL server will be loaded too. An example of what may cause high load is a web-based store with thousands of products. If it is popular, a lot of people shall be visiting it all at once and if they search for items, the whole 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 provide you with an idea of how the website is doing, if it has to be optimized or if you just need a more efficient hosting solution - if the Internet site is extremely popular and the current setup can't cope with the load.
MySQL & Load Stats in Shared Website Hosting
Using the Hepsia Control Panel, bundled with all of our shared website hosting packages, you'll be able to see very detailed stats about the system resources that your sites use. One of the sections will give you details about the CPU load, such as the amount of processing time the web server spent, the time it took for your scripts to be executed and exactly how much memory they used. Statistics are automatically generated every 6 hours and you can also see the types of processes that generated the most load - PHP, Perl, and so on. MySQL load statistics are listed within a separate section where you could see all the queries on a per hour, everyday, etc. basis. You could go back and compare data from different months to see if some update has changed the resource usage if the number of website visitors has not changed much. That way, you can determine if your Internet site needs to be optimized, which will lead to a better performance and an improved user experience.