Each time a visitor opens your site, the web browser sends a request to the hosting server, which in turn executes it and provides the required information as a response. A standard HTML Internet site uses minimal system resources due to the fact that it's static, but database-driven platforms are more demanding and use a lot more processing time. Each webpage that's served produces two kinds of load - CPU load, that depends on the span of time the server spends executing a specific script; and MySQL load, that depends on the amount of database queries produced by the script while the customer browses the site. Higher load shall be produced if a considerable amount of people browse a certain Internet site at the same time or if many database calls are made at the same time. 2 illustrations are a discussion board with a huge number of users or an online store in which a customer enters a term inside a search box and a large number of items are searched. Having in depth statistics about the load which your site generates will enable you to optimize the content or see if it's time for you to switch to a more powerful type of hosting service, if the Internet site is simply getting quite popular.
MySQL & Load Stats in Website Hosting
Using the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all our website hosting packages, you will be able to see really detailed statistics concerning the resources that your sites use. One of the sections shall give you information regarding the CPU load, such as the amount of processing time the server spent, how much time it took for your scripts to be executed and exactly how much memory they used. Statistics are automatically provided every 6 hours and you can also see the kinds of processes that generated the most load - PHP, Perl, and so forth. MySQL load statistics are listed in a separate section in which you can see all the queries on a per hour, day-to-day, etcetera. basis. You'll be able to go back and compare statistics from different months to determine if some update has altered the resource usage if the amount of website visitors has not changed much. That way, you can see if your Internet site needs to be optimized, that will lead to a better general performance and an improved user experience.