Memory disk and CPU peaks

January 11, 2019 281 views
WordPress Ubuntu 18.04

Every 3 or 4 days my ram, cpu and disk hits the roof and I am not sure why?

Does anyone know why this might be happening or how I can log this to view the processes latter?


1 Answer

Install these utils so you can gather historical data:

apt install atop sysstat


service atop start
service sysstat start

My wild guess would be that every few days bots (ex: googlebots) try to re-index your site simultaneously or aggressively. And that causes the memory/cpu spikes you’re observing. It could also be malicious bots brute forcing your authentication pages. Review your access logs or analytics to try to understand what’s happening.


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