CPU resource usage graph explained

If you are a SiteGround customer and you have been contacted regarding your account's CPU resource usage, you would have received a graph showing how much CPU resources your account consumes.

In this article we will explain how to read the stats shown in the graph.

The CPU statistics for each account's server resource usage are generated on a quite complex principle.

The graph is split into two smaller graphs - the upper one shows the CPU time for your user. This is the average time a script started by your account takes to execute on the server. The time is in CPU ticks/cycles. The numbers on the left side of the graph show the number of CPU ticks and the digits at the bottom show the time on the server (the timezone on our servers is CST).

The lower graph shows the number of executions per hour your account makes. The numbers on the left side of the graph show the number of executions and the digits at the bottom show the time on the server (the timezone on our servers is CST).

A simple example of an execution is when a visitor opens your website and your index file is loaded. This counts as one execution. The more visitors your website has, the more executions it will generate.

You will also see two lines - a yellow and a red one. The yellow line shows the CPU usage and executions of a regular account on the shared server. The red one shows the CPU time and executions for your account. The higher the red line is, the more resources your account consumes.

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