System information disabled due to load higher than 2.0 HELP please

I am noticing that I cannot access my dashboard unless I reboot the ubuntu server, but I get the error System information disabled due to load higher than 2.0 I am not finding much to resolve it. I need this resolved asap any help would be greatly apprecited!

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March 8, 2022

Hi @johnBailey,

Apart from what @Bobby Iliev has suggested, I’ll recommend you to check the running processes of your Droplet with the ps aux command and htop. Both will show you the processes of your Droplet, the first one it will show the processes in a list and the second will show them dynamically. It’s possible you are receiving a lot of traffic and you should be able to see why and from which service with the above command.

Once you know what service is causing the high load, you can turn your attention to that service. Let’s say it’s Nginx, in cases when it’s Nginx most probably you’ll be having a lot of traffic coming up from there. You can check the IPs that are connected to your Droplet with netstat -apnuta.

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March 7, 2022


I could suggest, following the steps from the answer here on how to find the processes that are consuming the most server resources:

Feel free to share the output of the commands here so that I could try to advise you further.

Another thing that you could try is using this bash script here which will summarize your NGINX and Apache Access Logs in case you are using one of those:

Let me know how it goes!