Plesk/Win 20003 web server: Greedy cisvc.exe process eats all CPU power for a sweet long time.
Posted on 2006-04-23
This is a question on webhosting servers field. I have a Plesk windows 2003 web server standard box and found it enormously laggy on certain specific processes related to adding or modifying a domain name on the system. Between clicking "add an account" and getting plesk available again to work, sometimes 3 to 5 minutes are gone, which is a sweet long time to wait staring at the screen. Same applies to modifying a domain name. I found that this lag is due to the fact that Plesk always ends the such sort of processes running an instance of cisvc.exe and I also known that this process is a real CPU eater, a way too greedy. I read too discrepant opinions about tuning it up to cape it below some CPU level, or just disabling it. On theser premises, my question is itemized like this:
1) Is cisvc.exe necessary on this context? If yes, necessity is asked from Plesk or from Win 2003 Web requirements?
2) Is there some way to fine tune this load - on the process tail, no less than 100% of the CPU will be taken for as long as needed to the cisvc.exe process completing itself.