Is it a bad server? Or am I a bad coder?
July 13, 2005 3:20 PM Subscribe
I build websites. One of them runs very, very slowly, but only on the client's server. I'm pretty sure it's because their server needs more memory. But I'm a mediocre sysadmin, and I want to be absolutely certain I know what I'm talking about before I blame the hardware for what could be a problem with my software. Help reassure me that I'm not insane.
posted by ook to computers & internet (14 answers total)
This is the information I get using "top" on their server, when my code is not running:
Mem: 254048k av, 249828k used, 4220k free, 0k shrd, 32828k buff
157100k actv, 31356k in_d, 38568k in_c
Swap: 1044208k av, 114004k used, 930204k free, 124536k cached
Is ~256MB RAM unusually stingy? And is the fact that only 4MB are free even in an idle state a bad sign? Also, the fact that that much swap space is in regular use: that's a Bad Thing, right?
Or are those reasonable numbers for a (low-budget) webserver?