Each time a visitor opens your site, the Internet browser sends a request to the server, which executes it and provides the necessary information as a response. A simple HTML site uses minimal system resources as it's static, but database-driven platforms are more requiring and use a lot more processing time. Each page which is served produces 2 kinds of load - CPU load, that depends on the amount of time the hosting server spends executing a certain script; and MySQL load, which depends on the amount of database queries generated by the script while the client browses the website. Bigger load will be produced if loads of people browse a particular Internet site all at once or if numerous database calls are made all at once. Two good examples are a discussion board with many users or an online store where a client enters a term in a search box and a large number of items are searched. Having comprehensive stats about the load your Internet site generates will enable you to improve the content or see if it's the perfect time to switch to a more powerful kind of website hosting service, if the site is simply getting extremely popular.
MySQL & Load Stats in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you need to see thorough statistics about the load generated by your websites, it won't take more than a couple of clicks to do this. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with all semi-dedicated servers we offer, features a section devoted to the system resource usage and the info there will tell you if your Internet sites function properly and if the load they produce corresponds to the total amount of received website visitors. The CPU load statistics include the script execution time and the amount of time it took for the web server to process the requests, and also what types of processes created the load. The MySQL stats will show you the number of times each individual database was accessed, and daily and by the hour data for the entire account. With both sorts of stats, you are able to check the numbers for any of the past days and months, so you can see how the sites perform as the traffic to them rises or once you've applied some update.