Server issues

I am just about to try to come up with a plan for how to deal with the issues that this server is having.

Currently this server is running 5 different sites.  Well, depending on how you look at it, it could be more.  What is happening is that I have a number of sites, across a number of domains that this server is handling.

In terms of the processor “size” on this server, I have maxed it out.  And even with it maxed out, we are experiencing two problems, that I believe are entirely related:

  • The server is “very slow”
  • The monitoring of the site is indicating it is going down for anything between 3-20 minutes several times a day.

Last time I looked at the statistics on the server it looked like the processor is running close to 100%, at least for parts of the day.

With that in mind, I am looking at a couple of options:

  • Move some of what this machine is doing to a different “server”
  • Find out what is causing the high load on the server, and see if there is a way to reduce that load

Moving stuff to a different server may be the easiest solution to really implement.  Well, it might not be exactly easy to implement, but it will be just a matter of deciding which stuff to move to a different server, and what stuff to leave on the existing server.

I have for now decided to try to just use a web accelerator. Which might actually give me what I need without too much trouble.

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