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An Introduction to CPU Steal, I/O wait and the top command

CPU steal can be highly problematic. Fortunately it’s not common place on the providers we integrate with, but we do see this from time to time, and you may have seen us mention “noisy neighbours” in the Facebook group or directly on support. In this article we’ll give you a brief overview of what CPU […]

How to setup Netdata on your vCanopy Servers

Netdata is a very cool (and totally FREE!) server monitoring tool and alert system. We’ve recently been asked about it, and while we can’t provide support for it, for those of you who are interested in checking it out, this guide is for you. Also, big thanks to “WordPresseh” for contributing the original KB to […]

How to use the top command to monitor system processes and resource usage

Part 1. Introduction One of the many great things about Linux is that it comes with system monitoring tools like top and htop built right in. In this article, we’ll dive into the top command and how you can use it to monitor your systems processes and resource usage. htop can actually be a better tool for pinpointing some performance issues, but both […]

How to use the htop command to monitor system processes and resource usage

Part 1. Introduction htop is the prettier, more colorful, and slightly more up-to-date version of top. A few metrics such as steal and iowait are easier to see in top, but for most other purposes, htop may be the better tool for troubleshooting server performance issues. Here is our article on top, we’d recommend you start there and then come back […]

Installing and Configuring New Relic for WordPress

Third-Party Software Notice Our support team cannot provide support for third-party software and services. However, if you spot an issue with this article please let us know and we will endeavor to bring it up-to-date ASAP. Introduction New Relic One is a powerful full-stack data analysis  platform for all your software’s metrics, events, and logs. Their […]

Troubleshooting High Disk Space Usage and Locating Large Files

Introduction Occasionally, we recieve tickets about puzzling disk space usage. There’s usually a pretty simple explanation for this issue, and it’s also straightforward to get to the bottom of when you know where and how to look. This article will help you get to the bottom of these issues. Table of Contents Why Disk Space […]