How to check my account’s server resource usage?

If you are a SiteGround customer, you can check the amount of CPU resources your account consumes from the Statistics section in your cPanel.

There you can check the number of inodes your account uses, as well as the number of currently active processes ran by your account.

The inode stat represents the number of files/folders you have on your web hosting account. Keeping the number of inodes on your account as low as possible will ensure that your account maintains top overall performance.

The stat showing the currently active processes ran by your account is a unique feature of our cPanel. Thanks to the statistics you will know exactly what processes are ran by your account. This will give you more information about your account and your website. Furthermore, you will be able to see the CPU and memory resources a given process consumes. And all of this information is given to you in real time!

We at SiteGround are also very proud of our CPU resource usage stats - you will be able to see your account's CPU time usage for the last hour, last 24 hours and the last week.

The CPU usage statistics will give you a proper indication of when your account has outgrown its current hosting server. In other words, this stat will tell you when the time comes to go to a more powerful hosting solution such as Cloud hosting/VDS or a dedicated server.

Another unique feature of SiteGround's cPanel is the option to see your account's executions; again, you will be able to see your account's executions for the last hour, last 24 hours and the last week.

The statistics we have introduced in our cPanel were developed with one goal in mind - to give SiteGround's customers as much useful information about their accounts as possible. We know this information will help our customers manage their account's better and more efficiently.

cPanel is easy to work with when you have the right host to support you. If you need a reliable partner to help you manage your website with cPanel, check out our cPanel hosting services!


  1. Reply September 26, 2016 / 17:39 Paul McMahonSiteGround Team

    The graphs are very useful but without some numbers and limits the above explanation doesn't really porovide much help. I have a graph with blue "normal" usage line and a red "Your" usage line. What is meant by "normal"? and what is "your"? Is "your" my personal usage or my website's usage? Is "Normal" a typical website? A bit more explanation with some numbers will be a lot more useful if you want people to stay below their limits

    Thank you

    • Reply October 4, 2016 / 13:04 Ivan StefanovSiteGround Team

      Thank you for the feedback, Paul. "Your" usage aims to outline your websites usage and "normal" is average usage report that we calculated for rest of the users.

  2. Reply April 5, 2017 / 12:01 Angela LamSiteGround Team

    What happens when we reach the maximum for the last 24 hours? I noticed there was a surge due to our server backup and some search bot crawling the site, and it's full for the day (another day, it exceeded).
    What does this mean and will our website be affected?

    • Reply April 6, 2017 / 12:25 Ivan AtanasovSiteGround Team

      We have an automated system that will inform you via email if there are issues with your CPU usage. Assuming that the system detects severe overusage - it will temporarily suspend the website. If you cant handle the situation on your end, please post a support ticket from your User Area -> Support.

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