Server Load 4.17 and swap 100%


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Jan 18, 2003
Jacksonville, FL
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DataCenter Provider
Swap is virtual memory (using the disk as RAM). In general, you never want web servers to swap. You will need to identify what is actually using the RAM.

To assist in your efforts, you may want to install the Munin plugin in WHM. This can provide some more detailed metrics.

In my experience, these services often consume a lot of RAM:
- PHP-FPM or PHP FastCGI processes
- Apache connections not exiting (stuck in waiting (W) in the apache status page).
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