Unknown process using lots of CPU on my NGINX srever

Posted May 31, 2018 983 views

There is an unknown process using up my CPU on my NGINX server. I am a front end developer and I don’t know much about serves and I don’t even know how to begin to troubleshoot.

The name of the process is not given. All I can see is whats below.

[] 193.90 %

Please help!!!!

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What I would suggest here is using a command called htop to view the processes on your server. It is a bit more user friendly and you could actually sort out your processes by CPU, RAM usage and etc. by clicking with your mouse.

All you need to do is run the following in your terminal:


If the command is not found you could install it on your Ubuntu server by running:

apt install htop -y

Hope that this helps!