My droplets use high CPU.

September 5, 2014 3k views


My droplet use to high CPU. How can I solve this problem? I use Nginx on Ubuntu 14.04 64x and WordPress


Bandwith and Disk


High CPU :(


And i connect via ssh


How can I solve this problem?

Thank you and sorry for my bad english

1 Answer

Looks like most of your CPU is used up by php5-fpm, which is executing your PHP, or in this case your Wordpress site.

If you've loaded a lot of different modules/plugins into Wordpress some of them can be very large CPU consumers. So you may want to play around with disabling and removing some of them to see if your performance improves.

Unfortunately some plugins really aren't written in the most efficient manner and even with low traffic can cause high CPU consumption.

You can also increase your droplet size to get more resources as well.

  • It was the first time such a problem.

    My plugins:

    Crayon Syntax Highlighter
    Disqus Comment System
    External Links
    Google XML Sitemaps
    JetpackRegenerate Thumbnails
    Responsive Lightbox
    Shortcodes Ultimate
    WordPress SEO
    WP Super Cache
    WP Smush.it

  • Can you paste what the 1 week and 30 day CPU graph looks like?

  • 1 week CPU graph :/


  • Hrm looks like it spikes up and down, have you opened up a support ticket to have the support team take a look and see if there's anything they can spot on the hypervisor that may need some attention?

    Outside of that, prior to late August was there a plugin that you recently added?

  • I just add CloudFlare WordPress plugin.

    I'm open ticket

    Thank you.

    Take care :)

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