View Full Version : how do u check serverload?

03-25-2004, 10:14 AM
i havent been able to contact my admin in the last 5-10 hours or so and my server went down ? how do i go about checking why it went down ?

03-25-2004, 10:34 AM
There are so many reasons why a server could go down.

Is it just HTTP? Is it all network connections? Is it the OS? What exactly is down?

04-25-2004, 06:42 AM
Here are some options but we need to know what kind of service are you on?
Deciated? Virtual? Own Network??

Could be
1) Traffic Overload = increased CPU resource use up then results in automatic server shut down to save the CPU from burning out.
2) MySQL or sendmail overload could also cause a shut down of a particular service
3) Then there is always the DoS attacks if you don;t have a firewall...
4) Hardware problems maybe? Loose cables or a spoilt switch and router?

How about checking your Log files to see if there are any unexpected activities? There should be some notice of system failure there.