InMotion Hosting Support Center
Written by Jacob Nicholson

Resolving server usage problems

When your server is running slow or crashing this can be a very frustrating experience and we'd like to help. There are multiple factors that can lead to your server's usage being higher than it should be.

In this section we'll cover diagnostic and troubleshooting tactics that you can use to extract information from your server's running processes and logs to help better understand what is causing your server usage problems.

Best practices for info gathering

These articles will guide you on ensuring that website access logging is enabled to actually catch things, and also how to setup scripts that alert you via email when there are problems.

Server tools to help with usage

Articles found here will help explain the built in server tools that you can use to help monitor and limit your server usage.

Stopping malicious activity

Common server usage problems

Article Views
View level of traffic with Apache access log 78,431
Create server load monitoring bash script 36,239
What is high system resource usage? 31,065
How can I view my accounts resource usage? 28,374
Identify and block bad robots from website 22,079
Using the Linux top command in batch mode 22,026
Editing your main php.ini on VPS and Dedicated accounts 22,002
Linux Memory Usage 17,639
When should I restart my VPS? 15,596
Create MySQL query monitoring bash script 12,461
Advanced server load monitoring 12,388
Server load monitoring 12,180
Understanding Server Loads 9,502
What should I do if my account uses excessive resources? 7,941
Common causes of accounts that use excessive resources 6,406

Support Center Login

Our Login page has moved, Click the button below to be taken to the login page.

Need more Help?


Ask the Community!

Get help with your questions from our community of like-minded hosting users and InMotion Hosting Staff.

Current Customers

Chat: Click to Chat Now E-mail:
Call: 888-321-HOST (4678) Ticket: Submit a Support Ticket

Not a Customer?

Get web hosting from a company that is here to help. Sign up today!