Each time a visitor opens your site, the browser sends a request to the hosting server, which executes it and provides the necessary information as a response. A simple HTML website uses minimal system resources for the reason that it is static, but database-driven platforms are more demanding and use much more processing time. Each webpage that's served creates 2 types of load - CPU load, that depends on the time the hosting server spends executing a particular script; and MySQL load, that depends on the number of database queries produced by the script while the user browses the website. Larger load will be produced if loads of people look through a given website simultaneously or if a considerable amount of database calls are made simultaneously. Two good examples are a discussion board with tens of thousands of users or an online store where a customer enters a term inside a search box and a large number of items are searched. Having detailed stats about the load which your site generates will help you optimize the content or see if it's time for you to switch to a more powerful type of hosting service, if the website is simply getting very popular.
MySQL & Load Stats in Shared Web Hosting
Using the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all our shared web hosting packages, you will be able to see rather detailed data regarding the resources that your Internet sites use. One of the sections will give you info on the CPU load, like how much processing time the server spent, the span of time it took for your scripts to be executed and how much memory they used. Statistics are automatically provided every six hours and you could also see the different kinds of processes that produced the most load - PHP, Perl, and so forth. MySQL load data are listed inside a separate section in which you are able to see all the queries on an hourly, everyday, and so on. basis. You could go back and compare statistics from different months to find out whether some update has altered the resource usage if the total amount of visitors has not changed much. Thus, you can determine if your website needs to be optimized, that will contribute to a better performance and an improved user experience.