Hosting Server Load

Martin Hepworth maxsec at
Fri Dec 28 01:33:14 PST 2007

Very much depends.

Load ave is a measure of the number of processes waiting for resource (CPU,
Network, disk etc). Ie a rough measure of how 'busy' the server is. I've
seem modern kit with load averages of over 30 with no problems with
responsiveness at all. It's all down to what the processes are actually
doing rather than how 'busy' the machine is.


On Dec 27, 2007 4:33 PM, Grant Peel <gpeel at> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Just wondering what kind of load most hosters consider reasonable.
> (1 min, 5 min, and 15 min average loads).
> -Grant
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