This is interesting and I wonder why it's happening.
On my previous host, vps.net, (which did have ssd), I have a virtual server with 6GHz CPU, 3072MB RAM and 50GB of space.
Here on Digital Ocean, I have the 4GB Memory, 2 Cores, 60GB of space setup.
After transferring my site over to the DO virtual server, the load averages went up when I run top.
Where on the old server, about 0.5 was normal, DO's is running closer to 1.
Right now I have an increase in traffic and the load is up to almost 3.
However - the site is still functioning quite snappy. Loading right up with no discernible hesitation.
On my previous host, the site would be slowed when the load average went up to 3. Here is doesn't.
Any ideas what might cause that difference?
ps - opps, load just went up to 16 - that slowed the site, but didn't cripple it. On the previous host that usually did it it.
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