Whenever a visitor opens your website, the browser sends a request to the web server, which in turn executes it and gives the desired data as a response. A standard HTML site uses minimum system resources as it is static, but database-driven platforms are more requiring and use much more processing time. Every single page that is served produces 2 forms of load - CPU load, which depends on the span of time the web server spends executing a certain script; and MySQL load, which depends on the amount of database queries created by the script while the client browses the site. Higher load will be produced if a whole lot of people browse a particular website all at once or if a considerable amount of database calls are made at the same time. Two illustrations are a discussion board with many users or an online store in which a customer enters a term inside a search box and thousands of items are searched. Having in depth data about the load that your website generates will help you improve the content or see if it's time for you to switch to a more powerful type of hosting service, if the site is simply getting quite popular.
MySQL & Load Stats in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you need to see comprehensive stats about the load created by your websites, it won't take more than several mouse clicks to do that. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, supplied with all semi-dedicated servers we offer, has a section dedicated to the system resource usage and the data there will tell you if your websites perform well and if the load they produce corresponds to the amount of received website visitors. The CPU load data include the script execution time and the time it took for the web server to process the requests, as well as what sorts of processes created the load. The MySQL data shall show you how frequently each individual database was accessed, and also everyday and per hour statistics for the whole account. With both forms of statistics, you'll be able to check the numbers for any of the past days and months, so you can easily see how the sites perform as the traffic to them rises or once you've applied some update.