If you have an HTML site, in all probability it uses a small amount of system resources because it's static, but this is not so with dynamic database-driven sites that use PHP scripts and offer you a lot more functions. This kind of websites produce load on the website hosting server when anyone browses them, since the server requires time to execute the script, to access the database and then to supply the info requested by the visitor's Internet browser. A well-known discussion board, for example, stores all usernames and posts within a database, so some load is generated any time a thread is opened or a user searches for a given name. If many people access the forum all at once, or if every single search involves checking a large number of database entries, this can generate high load and affect the performance of the Internet site. In this regard, CPU and MySQL load stats can give you information about the site’s efficiency, as you can compare the numbers with your traffic statistics and see if the website should be optimized or moved to a new type of website hosting platform that'll be able to bear the high system load in case the site is really popular.
MySQL & Load Stats in Web Hosting
Using the Hepsia CP, provided with all of our web hosting packages, you'll be able to see really comprehensive data regarding the system resources your sites use. One of the sections will give you information regarding the CPU load, like the amount of processing time the server spent, the span of time it took for your scripts to be executed and the amount of memory they used. Statistics are consistently created every six hours and you can also see the types of processes that produced the most load - PHP, Perl, and so on. MySQL load statistics are listed in a different section in which you could see all the queries on an hourly, everyday, and so on. basis. You'll be able to go back and compare statistics from different months to find out whether some update has transformed the resource usage if the amount of website visitors has not changed much. Thus, you will see if your Internet site needs to be optimized, that will result in a better general performance and an improved user experience.