My question is about CPU usage

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stejohns
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2013-03-29 1:11 pm EST

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We just opened an account with InMotion and are in the process of developing our website. We current have a site on Hostgator which gets 30,000+ hits a month. While the hostgator site measures CPU usage in seconds, we typically run on that site below the average. With InMotion, in our present state of development, with just 2 of us accessing the site, your CPU usage meter says we have exceeded 20%, even while our bandwith is less than 10k. I'm concerned that, once we launch, we'll exceed CPU limits. How do we correct this?

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JacobIMH
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2013-03-29 2:11 pm EST
Hello stejohns, and thank you for your question.

Typically when you're doing a lot of manipulation in the admin section, this will be more intensive than typical website activity. There are a lot of things you can do to help ensure that your website is as optimized as possible to be able to handle larger levels of traffic on a shared server.

I'd recommend taking a look at my guide on what is high system resource usage, and checking out the common high resource usage problems, and resolving high resource usage problems sections for some tips on what to try for reducing usage.

From what I could tell looking at your account's CPU usage, it doesn't look like you have any PHP scripts really running over 1.00 second of CPU time, so more than likely your best bet would be to attempt to cache as much content as possible, such as global module caching in Joomla 2.5. This way your account doesn't have to continually call up PHP scripts to pull data from a database, and instead just use cached HTML content which is way less intensive on your account's resources.

Please let us know if you have any further questions at all.

- Jacob

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We'll give it a try. However, we are not running Joomla 2.5, still on 1.5, which works well for us, and is what our previous site is running. We chose not to upgrade because of the difficulties involved.
I did have one other question. Does InMotion offer a feature like Webdisk, which allows us remote access to file storage? This was one of the few features I like about hostgator.
stejohns
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2013-03-29 3:09 pm EST
Hello again stejohns,

If you're interested we do have a guide on how to upgrade Joomla 1.5 to 2.5 that details the process a bit. Since Joomla 1.5 does have some known security problems with it, upgrading could not only help with that but also probably reduce your CPU usage.

We do not have either WebDav or WebDisk enabled on our shared servers. However I just wrote an article for you on add a FTP site to your Windows favorites that details how you can basically just store your FTP credentials right in Windows Explorer and easily drag-and-drop files onto the server that way.

Please let us know if you had any other questions at all.

- Jacob



JacobIMH
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2013-03-29 5:09 pm EST
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