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How to know if your hosting provider is overselling on your server?

To check whether you are one of the victims that are dwelling on oversold web hosting servers, you need to have SSH access to your server. Now perform the following commands:

cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep processor | wc -l

Which will usually return the number of the CPUs of the current server:

2

Then, display the server load by

uptime

Which outputs a single line of information concerning the server load and how it is doing its jobs:

08:44:12 up 11:09, 2 users, load average: 1.91, 2.37, 2.09

Now you’ve got the data you need to calculate the server oversellingness.

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3 replies on “How to know if your hosting provider is overselling on your server?”

This is great info,

However – overselling is usually encountered on shared hosting which you always never get SSH Access to.

This might be usefull with VPS though

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