Trouble with PHP on Ubuntu Server

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by Evan Pantano, Nov 28, 2020.

  1. Evan Pantano

    Evan Pantano New Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Hi all,

    I have an ubuntu 20.04 server with 1 gig of ram on t2.micro aws.
    I had everything running smoothly except a few of the functions were not working on one of my php apps with 7.4. I was told by the developer to downgrade to 7.2.

    I am still running php7.4 as default then added Ondrej Sury repository and installed 7.2 specifically for the 1 app that needed it and added it under the additional php in ispconfig and connected it to that site only. After i did this the site worked great! All functions worked. Then i ran into the site becoming unreachable and I couldnt even SSH into the server to check for issues.

    After restarting the server several times I was able to get in for a few mins before the server was no longer responsive again. However i was able to pull logs and view the top cmd for a bit.

    Here's where it froze.
    Code:
    MiB Mem :    978.6 total,     48.0 free,    854.6 used,     76.1 buff/cache
    MiB Swap:      0.0 total,      0.0 free,      0.0 used.     13.0 avail Mem
    
        PID USER      PR  NI    VIRT    RES    SHR S  %CPU  %MEM     TIME+ COMMAND
         82 root      20   0       0      0      0 R  90.0   0.0  10:54.74 kswapd0
       1450 root      20   0  723816  11016      0 S   1.8   1.1   0:11.66 ssm-agent-worke
        603 root      20   0  714184   8944      0 S   1.7   0.9   0:19.98 amazon-ssm-agen
        288 root       0 -20       0      0      0 D   1.6   0.0   0:17.16 loop1
        658 root      20   0  642812  11484      0 S   1.5   1.1   0:16.25 f2b/server
         94 root       0 -20       0      0      0 I   0.7   0.0   0:05.44 kworker/0:1H-kblockd
        846 mysql     20   0 1274800  97404      0 S   0.7   9.7   0:16.51 mysqld
        491 root      20   0  721928  12432      0 S   0.5   1.2   0:07.37 snapd
       2520 gdm       20   0 3251752  77656   2500 D   0.4   7.7   0:06.79 gnome-shell
        560 memcache  20   0  406260   1112    424 R   0.3   0.1   0:04.68 memcached
       3995 root      20   0   46712   1032    760 D   0.3   0.1   0:00.83 php7.4
       3962 root      20   0   16424    816    260 D   0.3   0.1   0:00.82 systemd-tmpfile
        596 ntp       20   0   74660   2256   1660 D   0.3   0.2   0:04.01 ntpd
       3030 ubuntu    20   0   11244   3188   2208 R   0.3   0.3   0:03.83 top
        164 root      19  -1   53924   4360   2864 D   0.3   0.4   0:04.07 systemd-journal
        470 message+  20   0    8612   3476   1884 D   0.2   0.3   0:03.66 dbus-daemon
       3883 web3      20   0   67512   4160   1908 D   0.2   0.4   0:01.04 php
       3973 web3      20   0   52460   3148   1560 D   0.2   0.3   0:00.61 php
       4014 root      20   0    8616   2692   2440 S   0.2   0.3   0:00.59 server.sh
       3869 web3      20   0   67512   4272   2016 D   0.2   0.4   0:01.78 php
       3930 root      20   0   65704   4144   1924 D   0.2   0.4   0:00.58 php
       3965 web21     20   0   52328   3240   1680 D   0.2   0.3   0:00.58 php7.4
        423 systemd+  20   0   24488   6804   2292 R   0.2   0.7   0:00.76 systemd-resolve
       4012 root      20   0    8616   1892   1664 D   0.2   0.2   0:00.56 cron.sh
       4028 root      20   0    8616   2760   2524 S   0.2   0.3   0:00.56 cron.sh
       2702 gdm       20   0  312564   2588   1680 D   0.2   0.3   0:02.21 gsd-housekeepin
       3880 web21     20   0   67512   4152   1900 D   0.2   0.4   0:01.19 php7.4
       3588 www-data  20   0   71852  14088   2216 R   0.2   1.4   0:01.02 /usr/sbin/apach
       3872 web21     20   0   67512   4172   1916 D   0.2   0.4   0:02.12 php7.4
       3897 web2      20   0   50604   3980   2100 R   0.2   0.4   0:00.58 php-cgi
       3919 root      20   0   65536   3972   1764 D   0.2   0.4   0:00.55 php
       3975 web3      20   0   53280   3832   2088 D   0.2   0.4   0:00.55 php
       3835 www-data  20   0   71732  12656    908 D   0.2   1.3   0:00.68 /usr/sbin/apach
       3946 root      20   0   63744   4116   1980 D   0.2   0.4   0:00.55 php
       3970 web2      20   0   48888   3296   1868 D   0.2   0.3   0:00.56 php-cgi
       3974 web3      20   0   52328   3704   2132 D   0.2   0.4   0:00.53 php
       4026 root      20   0    8616   1692   1456 D   0.2   0.2   0:00.53 server.sh
       3820 web21     20   0  113976   9188   2960 D   0.2   0.9   0:02.51 php7.4
       3963 web21     20   0   52328   3500   1936 D   0.2   0.3   0:00.52 php7.4
       3971 web3      20   0   52460   3476   1884 D   0.2   0.3   0:00.54 php
       3972 web3      20   0   52460   3764   2176 D   0.2   0.4   0:00.53 php
       3944 web2      20   0   49020   2768   1276 R   0.2   0.3   0:00.54 php-cgi
       3947 root      20   0   63832   3652   1512 D   0.2   0.4   0:00.52 php
       3922 root      20   0   65704   3940   1720 D   0.2   0.4   0:00.51 php
       3830 root      20   0  113976   9372   3192 D   0.2   0.9   0:02.45 php
       3920 root      20   0   65704   4060   1840 D   0.2   0.4   0:00.49 php
       3945 root      20   0   63832   3976   1832 D   0.2   0.4   0:00.50 php
       3964 web21     20   0   52328   3608   2048 R   0.2   0.4   0:00.49 php7.4
       3929 root      20   0   65704   4428   2212 D   0.2   0.4   0:00.49 php
       3931 root      20   0   65704   4124   1912 D   0.2   0.4   0:00.48 php
       3948 root      20   0   63744   4256   2124 D   0.2   0.4   0:00.48 php
       3949 root      20   0   63744   4356   2220 D   0.2   0.4   0:00.47 php
       3950 root      20   0   63744   4232   2100 D   0.2   0.4   0:00.48 php
       3826 web3      20   0  113976   8844   2644 D   0.2   0.9   0:02.30 php
       3967 web21     20   0   52328   3004   1472 D   0.2   0.3   0:00.47 php7.4
    
    There are a TON of php process running. Where as before i installed 7.2 there was maybe 3 or 4 MAX.
    I don't have traffic to the site at all. Just me testing things out. Does 7.2 use significantly more memory? Or do i just not have a large enough server two run to versions of php?
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2020
  2. Evan Pantano

    Evan Pantano New Member HowtoForge Supporter

    I also checked my logs when everything became unreachable and found:
    Code:
    [  580.209812] Out of memory: Killed process 498 (clamd) total-vm:266560kB, anon-rss:187848kB, file-rss:2212kB, shmem-rss:0kB, UID:118 pgtables:468kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 1057.969058] Out of memory: Killed process 1666 (/usr/sbin/amavi) total-vm:163444kB, anon-rss:131872kB, file-rss:1404kB, shmem-rss:0kB, UID:121 pgtables:352kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 1463.496312] Out of memory: Killed process 723 (mysqld) total-vm:1254928kB, anon-rss:92532kB, file-rss:0kB, shmem-rss:0kB, UID:114 pgtables:440kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 1521.999886] cloud-init[2493]: Cloud-init v. 20.3-2-g371b392c-0ubuntu1~20.04.1 running 'modules:final' at Fri, 27 Nov 2020 23:23:32 +0000. Up 1072.82 seconds.
    [ 1526.303412] cloud-init[2493]: Cloud-init v. 20.3-2-g371b392c-0ubuntu1~20.04.1 finished at Fri, 27 Nov 2020 23:30:49 +0000. Datasource DataSourceEc2Local.  Up 1509.55 seconds
    [ 1858.289353] Out of memory: Killed process 1817 (php7.4) total-vm:127704kB, anon-rss:19272kB, file-rss:3388kB, shmem-rss:0kB, UID:5008 pgtables:236kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 2212.194998] Out of memory: Killed process 1830 (php7.4) total-vm:127704kB, anon-rss:19272kB, file-rss:3460kB, shmem-rss:0kB, UID:5008 pgtables:228kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 2351.084799] Out of memory: Killed process 1805 (php7.4) total-vm:127704kB, anon-rss:19272kB, file-rss:3408kB, shmem-rss:0kB, UID:5008 pgtables:232kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 2459.267802] Out of memory: Killed process 1779 (php7.4) total-vm:127704kB, anon-rss:19268kB, file-rss:3204kB, shmem-rss:0kB, UID:5008 pgtables:228kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 2560.921026] Out of memory: Killed process 2324 (php7.4) total-vm:127704kB, anon-rss:19252kB, file-rss:3084kB, shmem-rss:0kB, UID:5008 pgtables:224kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 2642.919824] Out of memory: Killed process 1733 (php7.4) total-vm:127704kB, anon-rss:19268kB, file-rss:3284kB, shmem-rss:0kB, UID:5008 pgtables:232kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 2677.856796] Out of memory: Killed process 1999 (php7.4) total-vm:127704kB, anon-rss:19272kB, file-rss:3360kB, shmem-rss:0kB, UID:5008 pgtables:232kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 2786.610020] Out of memory: Killed process 1902 (php7.4) total-vm:127704kB, anon-rss:19268kB, file-rss:3252kB, shmem-rss:0kB, UID:5008 pgtables:232kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 2837.026541] Out of memory: Killed process 2173 (php7.4) total-vm:127704kB, anon-rss:19244kB, file-rss:2320kB, shmem-rss:0kB, UID:5008 pgtables:216kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 2904.920246] Out of memory: Killed process 2286 (php7.4) total-vm:127704kB, anon-rss:19160kB, file-rss:3384kB, shmem-rss:0kB, UID:5008 pgtables:228kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 2983.023429] Out of memory: Killed process 1585 (php7.4) total-vm:127704kB, anon-rss:19268kB, file-rss:3468kB, shmem-rss:0kB, UID:5008 pgtables:224kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 3075.822043] Out of memory: Killed process 2374 (php7.4) total-vm:127704kB, anon-rss:18988kB, file-rss:3532kB, shmem-rss:0kB, UID:5008 pgtables:240kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 3192.221347] Out of memory: Killed process 2323 (php7.4) total-vm:127704kB, anon-rss:19240kB, file-rss:2588kB, shmem-rss:0kB, UID:5008 pgtables:232kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 3295.535995] Out of memory: Killed process 967 (/usr/sbin/apach) total-vm:294544kB, anon-rss:14464kB, file-rss:2120kB, shmem-rss:4096kB, UID:0 pgtables:252kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 3314.854741] Out of memory: Killed process 2240 (php7.4) total-vm:125656kB, anon-rss:18124kB, file-rss:2088kB, shmem-rss:0kB, UID:5008 pgtables:216kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 3314.907198] Out of memory: Killed process 2513 (php7.4) total-vm:123608kB, anon-rss:15660kB, file-rss:3400kB, shmem-rss:0kB, UID:5008 pgtables:220kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 3472.642084] Out of memory: Killed process 2514 (php7.4) total-vm:123608kB, anon-rss:15172kB, file-rss:3620kB, shmem-rss:0kB, UID:5008 pgtables:220kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 3585.065403] Out of memory: Killed process 2348 (php7.4) total-vm:123608kB, anon-rss:15888kB, file-rss:3340kB, shmem-rss:0kB, UID:5008 pgtables:220kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 3706.557289] Out of memory: Killed process 2385 (php7.4) total-vm:123608kB, anon-rss:15632kB, file-rss:3300kB, shmem-rss:0kB, UID:5008 pgtables:216kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 3894.674646] Out of memory: Killed process 995 (postgrey --pidf) total-vm:31840kB, anon-rss:16932kB, file-rss:1972kB, shmem-rss:0kB, UID:119 pgtables:104kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 4220.160660] Out of memory: Killed process 1071 (/usr/sbin/apach) total-vm:295352kB, anon-rss:15056kB, file-rss:1432kB, shmem-rss:156kB, UID:33 pgtables:240kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 4269.107788] Out of memory: Killed process 1709 (/usr/sbin/apach) total-vm:294976kB, anon-rss:14680kB, file-rss:1692kB, shmem-rss:80kB, UID:33 pgtables:240kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 4341.707603] Out of memory: Killed process 1059 (/usr/sbin/apach) total-vm:295352kB, anon-rss:15024kB, file-rss:1660kB, shmem-rss:140kB, UID:33 pgtables:240kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 4362.752383] Out of memory: Killed process 2760 (/usr/sbin/apach) total-vm:294836kB, anon-rss:14544kB, file-rss:1628kB, shmem-rss:84kB, UID:33 pgtables:240kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 4394.314671] Out of memory: Killed process 1204 (/usr/sbin/apach) total-vm:294896kB, anon-rss:14600kB, file-rss:1564kB, shmem-rss:172kB, UID:33 pgtables:240kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 4452.129435] Out of memory: Killed process 1058 (/usr/sbin/apach) total-vm:295200kB, anon-rss:14972kB, file-rss:1664kB, shmem-rss:160kB, UID:33 pgtables:240kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 4516.223182] Out of memory: Killed process 3217 (/usr/sbin/apach) total-vm:294836kB, anon-rss:14536kB, file-rss:1712kB, shmem-rss:84kB, UID:33 pgtables:240kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 4569.659987] Out of memory: Killed process 1707 (/usr/sbin/apach) total-vm:294976kB, anon-rss:14692kB, file-rss:1740kB, shmem-rss:80kB, UID:33 pgtables:240kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 4660.335738] Out of memory: Killed process 1205 (/usr/sbin/apach) total-vm:294904kB, anon-rss:14620kB, file-rss:1544kB, shmem-rss:140kB, UID:33 pgtables:240kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 4737.761226] Out of memory: Killed process 2790 (/usr/sbin/apach) total-vm:294852kB, anon-rss:14548kB, file-rss:1980kB, shmem-rss:84kB, UID:33 pgtables:240kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 4765.634224] Out of memory: Killed process 1198 (/usr/sbin/apach) total-vm:294896kB, anon-rss:14608kB, file-rss:1536kB, shmem-rss:120kB, UID:33 pgtables:240kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 4799.009551] Out of memory: Killed process 3214 (/usr/sbin/apach) total-vm:294836kB, anon-rss:14536kB, file-rss:1620kB, shmem-rss:84kB, UID:33 pgtables:240kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 4817.845585] Out of memory: Killed process 1064 (/usr/sbin/apach) total-vm:294896kB, anon-rss:14604kB, file-rss:1708kB, shmem-rss:184kB, UID:33 pgtables:240kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 4830.901384] Out of memory: Killed process 3225 (/usr/sbin/apach) total-vm:294836kB, anon-rss:14536kB, file-rss:1012kB, shmem-rss:68kB, UID:33 pgtables:240kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 4849.403453] Out of memory: Killed process 3263 (/usr/sbin/apach) total-vm:294816kB, anon-rss:14504kB, file-rss:1416kB, shmem-rss:68kB, UID:33 pgtables:240kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 4859.658050] Out of memory: Killed process 1708 (/usr/sbin/apach) total-vm:294852kB, anon-rss:14560kB, file-rss:1428kB, shmem-rss:68kB, UID:33 pgtables:240kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 4941.955792] Out of memory: Killed process 565 (named) total-vm:218288kB, anon-rss:14024kB, file-rss:940kB, shmem-rss:0kB, UID:123 pgtables:132kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 5012.052106] Out of memory: Killed process 2335 (hwe-support-sta) total-vm:33068kB, anon-rss:9640kB, file-rss:3304kB, shmem-rss:0kB, UID:0 pgtables:96kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 5105.686476] Out of memory: Killed process 591 (php-fpm7.4) total-vm:280372kB, anon-rss:7112kB, file-rss:3392kB, shmem-rss:2688kB, UID:0 pgtables:220kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 5119.154302] Out of memory: Killed process 1740 (php) total-vm:117252kB, anon-rss:8984kB, file-rss:3412kB, shmem-rss:0kB, UID:0 pgtables:208kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 5341.941704] Out of memory: Killed process 622 (f2b/server) total-vm:642816kB, anon-rss:11556kB, file-rss:0kB, shmem-rss:0kB, UID:0 pgtables:160kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 5459.731633] Out of memory: Killed process 2600 (php7.4) total-vm:115220kB, anon-rss:8240kB, file-rss:3084kB, shmem-rss:0kB, UID:5008 pgtables:196kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 5551.199978] Out of memory: Killed process 2539 (php) total-vm:115140kB, anon-rss:7772kB, file-rss:3248kB, shmem-rss:0kB, UID:0 pgtables:204kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 5654.845838] Out of memory: Killed process 2637 (php7.4) total-vm:115000kB, anon-rss:8016kB, file-rss:3208kB, shmem-rss:0kB, UID:5008 pgtables:208kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 5757.332788] Out of memory: Killed process 479 (networkd-dispat) total-vm:29540kB, anon-rss:7792kB, file-rss:3316kB, shmem-rss:0kB, UID:0 pgtables:88kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 5908.941366] Out of memory: Killed process 2464 (php7.4) total-vm:115216kB, anon-rss:8228kB, file-rss:3192kB, shmem-rss:0kB, UID:5008 pgtables:200kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 6025.915680] Out of memory: Killed process 2609 (php) total-vm:115204kB, anon-rss:7804kB, file-rss:3456kB, shmem-rss:0kB, UID:0 pgtables:204kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 6113.520648] Out of memory: Killed process 655 (unattended-upgr) total-vm:108084kB, anon-rss:7648kB, file-rss:3364kB, shmem-rss:0kB, UID:0 pgtables:100kB oom_score_adj:0
    [ 6198.804346] Out of memory: Killed process 1018 (ssm-agent-worke) total-vm:723816kB, anon-rss:10788kB, file-rss:0kB, shmem-rss:0kB, UID:0 pgtables:192kB oom_score_adj:0
    [    0.000000] Linux version 5.4.0-1029-aws ([email protected]) (gcc version 9.3.0 (Ubuntu 9.3.0-17ubuntu1~20.04)) #30-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 20 10:06:38 UTC 2020 (Ubuntu 5.4.0-1029.30-aws 5.4.65)
     
  3. ahrasis

    ahrasis Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Ubuntu 20.04 comes with php7.4 as default php so downgrading it may be the cause of your problem(s). I'd install Ondrej Sury multiple php version and use php7.2 only for the needed apps while keeping php7.4 as default for the server.
     
  4. Evan Pantano

    Evan Pantano New Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Yes this is what I did, I am running php7.4 as default then added Ondrej Sury repository and installed 7.2 specifically for the 1 app that needed it.
     
  5. Evan Pantano

    Evan Pantano New Member HowtoForge Supporter

    So i managed to finally SSH into the server after numerous try and changed the .httacess file back to 7.4. The server seems to be handling it fine again. Does this mean my server cannot handled running to php versions on 1 gig of ram?
     
  6. Jesse Norell

    Jesse Norell ISPConfig Developer Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    It depends on how much memory your php processes use, and how many there are, and (especially) what else is running on the machine. If you have mail service, clamav can use 1g memory by itself, so 1g for the whole server would be too little.
     
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  7. Taleman

    Taleman Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Looks like your host has no swap. The other log shows "Out of memory"; so indeed the memory was exhausted.
    You can either
    1. add swap, 3 GB for example that should prevent out of memory situation or
    2. add more memory (RAM), but I would still use also swap, maybe 2 times the size of memory
     
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  8. lnxgs

    lnxgs Member

    Hello,
    if kswapd0 drains a lot of cpu, it means you should enable swap (swap partition o a swap file) as soon as possible. Ispconfig works with 1 GB RAM but it's pretty unusable. I suggest at minimum 2 GB RAM.
     
  9. Evan Pantano

    Evan Pantano New Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Yeah I figured RAM was my issue, I was hoping to keep it on the free tier considering this is only a testing environment before i go live with php applications I'm working on, but ill try adding the swap and see if it is stable enough for testing.

    I have ISPCONFIG, my 1 php application and whatever else comes pre installed on a LAMP server. I don't have a mail server installed as i didn't need it for this application.

    clamav is also on the server however I have it scheduled to run around 4am my time so that it never interferes with what I'm working on. Luckily there isn't much data on the harddrive so the process runs relatively smoothly.

    Thanks for the responses everyone.

    Also i vaguely remember something about being able to limit the number of php processes. IS this something that is recommended? I noticed with 7.2 it opens up a TON more than 7.4 does.

    Another thing once i setup the swap, I think the default swappiness is 60. Should i use that value or increase /lower?

    I was also considering adjusting the cache pressure setting. When i check
    Code:
    cat /proc/sys/vm/vfs_cache_pressure
    I get 100 back. I was thinking 50 might be better so it doesnt remove it so quickly.
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2020
  10. ahrasis

    ahrasis Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    As suggested by others above swap is at least you can do for now. IMO swap should be good enough as a temporary solution especially if the vps uses ssd like nvme. Just to note, swap size should only be around 8gb max even if your ram is more than 4gb as more than that is never necessary. Doubling based on ram size is a mere guide only.
     
  11. nhybgtvfr

    nhybgtvfr Active Member

    i'm assuming you've got all services installed on this vps? ie it also has postfix, amavis, clamav etc.

    you'll need more physical ram. i'd suggest you upgrade to a vps with at least 2gb of ram. even then, if you have a reasonably busy site, and a fair amount of email, you might find that clamav scans will still occasionally hit memory limits and cause processes to be killed.
    depending on your threshold for downtime, i would suggest either going to 4gb of ram, or using monit to keep an eye on your essential services and automatically restart them if they get killed.

    depending on how many sites your installing on the vps, using php-fpm as the php-handler, and configuring it for on-demand use will reduce your overall resource usage by apache/php.

    on a physical server, especially if you're lucky enough to have a separate physical disk to allocate purely for swap, it would be great idea, but generally, i would suggest not bothering with a swap partition on a vps, it's a disk partition within a file which is itself on a disk partition. if you hit swap on a vps, it's usually game over already. it generally starts needing more memory faster than it can write the currently used memory to the swap, so more swap is needed, it's a vicious circle, everything get's full and the server falls over anyway.
    but depending on how much your testing, you may just get away with it.

    i would also, if you really want to keep the vps on the free tier, switch to t3, or t4 instances if they're available in your availability zone. their a bit faster/more efficient, which could reduce the resource load enough to keep memory usage just below the critical level where it starts killing services.
    you could even try out the t4g instances uses the graviton2 arm based cpu's, amazon's marketing babble:
    i've tested ubuntu 20.04 with ispconfig 3.2 on it, and it works well, not had time to run a side-by-side comparison with the intel/amd instances to see if there's any performance/resource usage differences though.
     
  12. Jesse Norell

    Jesse Norell ISPConfig Developer Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    This type of behavior would apply to swap space being actively swapped to, but having some swap space allocated helps even without it being swapped to, as processes allocate more memory than they actually use (sometimes much more), and with swap space available, some/most unused memory will be mapped there, allowing more overall allocation to happen before hitting OOM. Even 2G would likely help significantly.
     
  13. Evan Pantano

    Evan Pantano New Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Thanks for all the replies everyone. The swap has made a huge difference. Of course when ClamAv starts running it pretty much a complete hault of server until its done. Do you think it would matter to run this once a week instead of daily? If this was more than a test environment would it be optimal to run this daily?

    How do i setup for on demand use? I searched for a while and couldnt find much on this topic.

    This is available. Ill test it out and report back.
     
  14. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    I won't run ClamAV at all on a test system.

    See options tab of the website in ISPConfig.
     
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