The CPU load depends upon the time a web server spends executing a script whenever a visitor opens a page on a specific script-driven Internet site. Static HTML sites use hardly any CPU time, but this isn't so with the significantly more sophisticated and functional scripts, which use a database and display dynamic content. The more individuals open this sort of a website, the more load will be generated on the web server and if the database is big, the MySQL server shall be loaded too. An example of what could cause high load is an online store with thousands of products. If it's popular, lots of people shall be browsing it all at once and if they seek out items, the entire database that contains all 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 give you an idea of how the Internet site is doing, if it has to be optimized or if you simply need a more effective website hosting solution - if the site is really popular and the current setup cannot cope with the load.
MySQL & Load Stats in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want to see in depth statistics about the load generated by your sites, it won't take more than several clicks to do that. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with all semi-dedicated servers we offer, has a section focused on the system resource usage and the info there will tell you if your sites function properly and if the load they generate corresponds to the total amount of received website visitors. The CPU load data include the script execution time and the span of time it took for the machine to process the requests, and what kinds of processes produced the load. The MySQL statistics shall show you the number of times each individual database was accessed, and also day-to-day and hourly data for the whole account. With both types of statistics, you'll be able to check the numbers for every one of the past days and months, so you can see how sites perform as the traffic to them increases or after you have applied some update.