Hosting load is the percentage use of server resources at a certain point in the performance of a task. Any server has certain power limitations, since the main components of such a system (disk memory, RAM, processor) do not have unlimited possibilities.
Of these components to perform a specific function is allocated some of the resources. The complexity of the task being performed determines how many resources will be required for its execution. For example, only one percent of the system’s resources is enough for some tasks, and sixty percent will be not enough (despite the fact that part of the system’s resources is also allocated to the operating system). And this is the situation with each component of the server. In simple terms, the load is the percentage of the use of the system resources of the server system.
Any self-respecting hosting provider constantly monitors customer feedback, because maintaining stable and productive server operation is the main task of all provider personnel. And the presence of increased server load is a critical situation from which all customers will suffer, and therefore the reputation of the provider as a whole.
In order to avoid increased hosting load on the servers, a monitoring system is created, the task of which is to collect statistics on the use of server systems by each user account and then analyze the data obtained. If an excess of server load limit under a certain account and a violation of server performance is recorded, the account owner receives a notification from the provider. If the number of such letters reaches a certain number, then the account is suspended. This unpopular action is aimed at maintaining the work of other accounts, and the limited use of server resources is specified in the contract between the account owner and the provider.
How can you avoid increased hosting load? Why does the site slow down? If the problem is a too demanding CMS site – it makes sense to turn your eyes to a simpler or having optimized code. However, there is another problem here: the complete replacement of the CMS by another after the website is created and functioning is a very difficult event. The data caching system is designed to reduce the consumption of CMS resources, which sends a duplicate of the newly generated page to another user who sent a request for it. Saving such a page is possible both completely and in parts: a template, certain data from the database.
There is also the concept of optimality or efficiency of each request, which can only be understood by an experienced programmer. That is why it makes no sense to try to independently understand the issues about which you have heard. The situation is exactly the same with databases – let the relevant specialists deal with this and with questions about why the site is slowing down.
Any site must be indexed. But this procedure is used by very “voracious” search robots, and to protect against them, you need to create a special robots.txt file, within which it will be precisely stated what is being indexed on the site, and what is not. In this procedure, there is a useful side – hosting account load is significantly reduced, and to optimize the site is even better – because there will be few pages, but with a lot of useful and relevant information than many pages with all sorts of nonsense and repetition.