The CPU load depends upon the time a hosting server spends executing a script when a visitor opens a webpage on a certain script-driven site. Static HTML Internet sites use barely any CPU time, but it's not the case with the considerably more advanced and functional scripts, which use a database and display dynamic content. The more clients open such a website, the more load will be created on the web server and if the database is very large, the MySQL server shall be loaded as well. An example of what can cause high load is a web-based store with a huge number of products. If it is popular, lots of people shall be exploring it simultaneously and if they look for items, the entire database which contains all of the products will also be frequently accessed by the script, which will result in high load. In this light, having CPU and MySQL load stats will provide you with an idea of how the website is doing, if it has to be optimized or if you simply just need a more potent hosting solution - if the website is really popular and the existing setup can't cope with the load.
MySQL & Load Stats in Semi-dedicated Servers
Because our system keeps detailed stats for the load which each semi-dedicated server account generates, you will be aware of how your sites perform at any time. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with every account, you can check out the section dedicated to the system load. In it, you will see the processing time our system spent on your scripts, how much time it took for the scripts to be actually executed and what sorts of processes produced the load - cron jobs, PHP pages, Perl scripts, etcetera. Also you can see the total number of queries to each database in your semi-dedicated account, the total everyday statistics for the account altogether, plus the average hourly rate. With both the CPU and the MySQL load data, you can always go back to past days or months and examine the performance of your Internet sites after some update or after a significant increase in the number of your website visitors.