Question

Is cpu usage related only to my dropet?

I am using nodejs and mongojs on abuntu to test things about a multiplayer game. I am worried about the cpu usage, because it’s always 100% full even when users are not connected. I don’t know if the data of the cpu usage is only related to my 5$ droplet or to the whole cpu core. Does it affect other users and should i be worried about it?


Submit an answer

This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.

You can type !ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

Sign In or Sign Up to Answer

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Want to learn more? Join the DigitalOcean Community!

Join our DigitalOcean community of over a million developers for free! Get help and share knowledge in Q&A, subscribe to topics of interest, and get courses and tools that will help you grow as a developer and scale your project or business.

Another useful tool for monitoring server utilization is ‘glances’. It shows you all of what ‘top’ shows you plus IO, network traffic, and disk space consumption/availability.

Hi @andrfil

Yes, the CPU usage you can see is only related to your droplet.

But you’re on a $5 droplet, so you only get a single CPU. You can view processes by looking at top or htop which will show which are taking up the resources.

If you constantly are using 100% CPU, then DigitalOcean might contact you because you’re just one user between multiple others on the same physical hardware, meaning you might be impacting others.