Server Slows Down Dramatically
Posted on 2011-02-11
I have a problem with my server and I don't know where to begin. I did a fair bit of googling on the subject, but 99% of the stuff is pretty much unanswered or doesn't help me.
I would consider myself a novice at best for managing a dedicated server. I've gotten by with putting a website/etc. Just the basics. I have a lot of experience and knowledge in PHP though.
Ok, my problem:
My Dedicated Server (hosted at Singlehop) started slowing down this week. The load on it hasn't changed at all. I have noticed that tasks take 2-5x longer to complete This was not the case a week ago. Now this slow down isn't always there. It only happens randomly throughout the day. It seems at night, sometime after 8PM my time (central US), I get ALL the speed back and more. I used to have this same problem with my VPS over at GoDaddy, but it went away on it's own after couple months of my banging my head against the wall. Back then I thought I was just maxing out my share of the network. Now I no something else was going on as I haven't put any clients on this server yet and it's just me running tests.
I don't know where to begin troubleshooting this at all. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Processor: 3.06GHz i3 540
Ram :4 GB
OS: Centos 5.5 cPanel
Control Panel :cPanel/WHM + FANTAST...