The CPU load is dependent upon the amount of time a server spends executing a script every time a visitor opens a page on a certain script-driven site. Static HTML sites use hardly any CPU time, but it is not the case with the much more sophisticated and functional scripts, that use a database and display dynamic content. The more clients open such a website, the more load shall be produced on the web server and if the database is very large, the MySQL server will be loaded too. An illustration of what may cause high load is a web-based store with a large number of products. If it is popular, plenty of people shall be exploring it all at once and if they search for items, the entire database containing all of the products will also be frequently accessed by the script, resulting in high load. In this light, having CPU and MySQL load data will give you an idea of how the site is doing, if it has to be optimized or if you just need a more efficient hosting solution - if the site is popular and the current setup can't cope with the load.
MySQL & Load Stats in Shared Hosting
Using the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all of our shared hosting offers, you will be able to see rather comprehensive statistics concerning the resources which your sites use. One of the sections shall give you information regarding the CPU load, such as the amount of processing time the server spent, the time it took for your scripts to be executed and what amount of memory they used. Stats are automatically provided every 6 hours and you can also see the types of processes that produced the most load - PHP, Perl, etc. MySQL load statistics are listed in a separate section in which you can see all the queries on an hourly, everyday, and so on. basis. You'll be able to go back and compare data from various months to determine if some update has changed the resource usage if the total amount of visitors has not changed much. That way, you will see if your website needs to be optimized, which will give you a better overall performance and an improved user experience.