Droplet CPU load due to ISP Config

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by nickamis, Dec 18, 2019.

  1. nickamis

    nickamis New Member

    My droplet is experiencing large spikes in load due to ISP Config checking for updates. The HTTPS process is maxing out the CPU usage at 100%. How can I disable the check or restrict the checks to once a day out of hours?
  2. Taleman

    Taleman Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    What updates is ISPConfig checking?
  3. nickamis

    nickamis New Member

    I'm guess system updates. Every hour, on the hour the server load increases and the responsiveness of all my customer websites slow down. From time to time I see virtually every website appear in the process list on the hour. Loads can go up to 30-40. But it only happens on the hour.
  4. Taleman

    Taleman Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    ISPConfig does not check system updates as far as I know. If something happens every hour, check all cron entries what gets started at that time.
  5. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    ISPConfig checks for system updates, but this does not cause any load issues normally. But you can try to delete the file:


    which removes system update checks.
  6. Taleman

    Taleman Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    I admit my error. But I have never seen the check use any noticeable amount of resources.
  7. nickamis

    nickamis New Member

    There's a setting under Server Config for ISPConfig to check for Linux updates. The cron job checks every hour on the hour.
    I've now moved many of the files out of the cron.d folder as they perform checks on things I don't care about such as quotas stuff.
    Since making the change the load on the hour has reduced to a normal level.
    ahrasis likes this.

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