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Jump in CPU at 100% at times

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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i face this problem all the time on shared cpu, it happens for no reason, in fact it is done by digital ocean engineers themselves, in order to motivate customers to switch to dedicated servers and pay more, you will never solve the problem of 100 cpu on a shared cpu plan

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:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/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!

Regards, Bobby