High server usage everyday for 1 minute.

Posted April 23, 2016 3.4k views
Linux BasicsServer OptimizationWordPressMonitoring

HI guys..Everyday around 16:26 Indian Standard Time. Server uses 86% CPU usage for 1 minute then goes to normal. I contacted serverpilot support they said “It’s possible that this is the time that your server checks for package updates and installs them.” How to check this. Please resolve this i am fed up with this. Why this is happening.See here the graph.

Now i have installed wordpress using easyengine on new droplet and same thing happened. I am new to VPS so dont know much about the commands

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do u have any cron job enabled? like email marketing or something like this?

  • I dont know. Its is fresh droplet with fresh wordpress install with no plugin. I used both serverpilot and easyengine. With both of them same thing happens. Sudden increase in cpu usage and ram for 1 minute then goes normal. It takes 85% cpu usage at that time.

It could be search engine hammering your site.. there is a crawl rate setting you can put in your robots.txt. BUt google doesn’t look at that so you have to do google this way: