Jump in CPU at 100% at times

Posted May 20, 2020 2.1k views
WordPressUbuntu 18.04

My droplet experiences over the top CPU usage intermittently over the week. How do I pin-point the problem? I don’t know what eats up all that CPU. Is it MySQL, is it NGINX, is it Apache, is it some Cron job, is it some rogue Wordpress script?

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Hi there @rolen,

As a good starting point, I would recommend checking out the answer here on how to find the processes that are consuming the most server resources:

Then once you know which service or process is causing the high CPU load, you can investigate this further to try and narrow it down even more.

If you are not sure, feel free to share the output here so that I could try to advise you further!