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[_] Tips on System/Performance monitoring for Linode Host

Steve James us.redpumas at
Mon Apr 11 12:37:56 BST 2011

On 11 April 2011 11:38, Tim Wintle <timwintle at> wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-04-11 at 11:30 +0100, Greg Ferro wrote:
>> However, the CPU utilisation is much higher than I was expecting -
>> typically 50% or more shows in top with a load average above one
>> constantly.
> Top will show you which process is using the most CPU (i.e. is it the
> database server or is it php/apache?)

htop is a nice addition to top.

I think its in the repositories for Debian / Ubuntu.

I used it when trying to solve a similar issue