The CPU load depends on the length of time a web server spends executing a script when a visitor opens a page on a particular script-driven site. Static HTML sites use barely any CPU time, but this is not so with the significantly more sophisticated and functional scripts, which use a database and display dynamic content. The more people open this sort of a site, the more load shall be generated on the server and if the database is big, the MySQL server shall be loaded also. An example of what could cause high load is a web-based store with a large number of products. If it's popular, many people will be browsing it at the same time and if they seek out items, the whole database that contains all the products will also be constantly accessed by the script, resulting in high load. In this light, having CPU and MySQL load data can provide an idea of how the website is doing, if it has to be optimized or if you just need a more effective web hosting solution - if the site is popular and the current setup cannot handle the load.
MySQL & Load Stats in Semi-dedicated Servers
As our system keeps in depth statistics for the load that every semi-dedicated server account generates, you shall be aware of how your Internet sites perform at any time. After you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with each account, you can check out the section devoted to the system load. In it, you can see the processing time our system spent on your scripts, the length of time it took for the scripts to be actually executed and what types of processes created the load - cron jobs, PHP pages, Perl scripts, etcetera. You can also see the number of queries to each and every database inside your semi-dedicated account, the total day-to-day statistics for the account in general, along with the average hourly rate. With both the CPU and the MySQL load statistics, you may always go back to past days or months and assess the performance of your sites after some update or after a major rise in the number of your website visitors.