How to monitor resource limit information in cPanel? Print

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In cPanel, you can view problematic processes and database queries that are running on your account. It allows you to know what is the reason for exceeding the resource limit.

How to view resource limit information on cPanel?

  1. Log in to your cPanel. Please refer on how to log in to cPanel?

  2. Click on the Resource Usage inside METRICS.

Once you are at the Resource Usage page, you will see cPanel shows you the summary of your account with the below details depending on your cPanel account's resource usage.

  • Your site had no issues in the past 24 hours: You will receive this message if your account didn't trigger any limits for the last 24 hours. 

  • Your site has been limited within the past 24 hours: It means that cPanel account triggered at least one resource limit within the past 24 hours. cPanel also displays the resource with additional information that triggered the limit.

  • Your site might hit resource limits soon: You can consider this message as a warning that your account may trigger resource limiting soon.cPanel also displays the resource with additional information that triggered the limit.
  1. You can view details of resource usage of the cPanel account from the Current Usage tab. You will see a graph-based usage and usage table. 

  2. Generally, cPanel shows the resource usage for the same day. You can change the time from the Timeframe button. Select the time as per your requirement. Using the Time Unit button, you can get the data between the selected time. It could be the day, hour or minute.

  3. cPanel displays the list of processes and database queries in the snapshot tab. You can use the calendar to get the snapshot between two days.

How does the snapshot helpful to troubleshoot CPU resources limit?

Suppose a cPanel account resource monitor dashboard suggesting that CPU resource is limited for the past 24 hours. To view more information on this, you will need to click on the snapshot.

In the snapshot tab, you will find the below four details. 

  • PID: It shows the process ID.
  • CMD: You can view the actual command running for that process.
  • CPU: Total CPU usage for the process. Here, you will find an actual file which is exceeding the CPU capacity. It will give you the number in percentage (%). What percentage of CPU usage is using. 
  • MEM: It will show you how much memory does the same process using in MB.

Using this information, you can find out which process or file uses high CPU usage on your website. You can involve your developer and fix the code of that script. 

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