I have a magento 2.1.5 EE website. There are around 5000 visitors a day. Below are the server Specifications:

  • Intel Xeon E3-1270 CPU
  • 3.50Ghz CPU Clock Speed
  • 4 CPU Cores
  • 8 CPU Threads
  • 8MB CPU Cache
  • 16GB DDR3 RAM
  • 5TB Bandwidth

I am facing a problem recently. I installed an extension ,after two days I disabled it and then I enabled it after 1 day. After enabling the extension, I run the setup:upgrade command. The command takes a lot of time which is unusual and the Server load reaches 30.

I tried to figure out the problem:

  • Disabled the cron jobs
  • Uninstalled the above extension
  • run the setup upgrade and the di:compile and the deploy commmands
  • Cleared the cache

The Server load is increasing quickly to reach 30 for a little time then it decreases back to 1-2. This is happening multiple times a day.

I contacted the hosting company, they said that the resources usage is not related to the traffic I am getting, but rather to the number of executions my website scripts are making.

I wonder how can I solve this issue?

Any help is appreciated.

1 Answer 1


Are you using Varnish or the built-in FPC? With Varnish it should be very fast. But it could be your extension has some flaw driving up load, or long/infinite loop.

Remove the extension and test without it to confirm.

You can also try the built-in M2 profiler to see if there are long/excessive amounts of calls at your hosting company indicates. Or tools like xdebug/strace etc.

  • I am using the Varnish Cache. I have disabled and deleted the extension but the problem still exists. Does a disabled extension still affects the wesbite? I am going to install xdebug to check the issue. Jul 6, 2017 at 14:12
  • It could affect it, you might also have to confirm its disabled with magento module:status (I think thats the right one). And delete everything in var like di and generate then redeploy production mode and see if that makes a difference.
    – MartyS
    Jul 6, 2017 at 14:13
  • That's what I did exactly. I deleted the di and generate directories then I redeployed production. I was viewing recent emails received from a cron job I created on the server to monitor the server load, I find 5 emails reporting that the website is down. The emails are received an hour after creating campaigns on the website. so would it be a high traffic issue? Jul 6, 2017 at 14:50

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