Hosting recommended to disable Dovecot web server

Hi, I am with Hostgator and my Xenforo site have never worked properly, they said the db has issues and it's a very busy site, among other things, that I don't know how to do, they recommended me to disable Dovecot web server.

"I am seeing that the new cPanel Dovecot Solr search service is running on your server, and this can be a quite memory intensive system to have running, and it may be beneficial to disable this, as the memory could be used by your other services to improve performance."

I'd login via CP and did disable that as they'd ask since it was easy for me to do, I am not tech savvy at all, this is all I can see now, it's been like that since forever, this is inside the CP (I don't know whether it finished the configuration or not):

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The system configured the new mailserver in the cpanel.config file as disabled

Disabling chksrvd monitoring...
Waiting for “tailwatchd” to restart ………waiting for “tailwatchd” to initialize ………finished.

Service Status
tailwatchd (tailwatchd) is running as root with PID 31158 (pidfile check method).

Startup Log

!!
ATTENTION ATTENTION ATTENTION ATTENTION
The tailwatchd driver 'Cpanel::TailWatch::Antirelayd' (Cpanel/TailWatch/Antirelayd.pm) failed to load
More specifically:
Cpanel/TailWatch/Antirelayd.pm did not return a true value at (eval 7) line 1.
ATTENTION ATTENTION ATTENTION ATTENTION
!!
[Mon Jun 19 13:07:36 2017] Starting /usr/local/cpanel/libexec/tailwatch/tailwatchd daemon
Log is at /usr/local/cpanel/logs/tailwatchd_log

tailwatchd restarted successfully.

Halting Dovecot...

Disabling the Dovecot service in the init system...
[2017-06-19 13:07:42 -0500] No new RPMS needed for install
[2017-06-19 13:07:42 -0500] Disabling service monitoring.
[2017-06-19 13:07:59 -0500] Uninstalling unneeded rpms: dovecot
[2017-06-19 13:08:06 -0500] warning: /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf saved as /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf.rpmsave
[2017-06-19 13:08:09 -0500] Restoring service monitoring.

Reconfiguring Exim for the new mailserver...

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I am not tech savvy when it comes to servers as I said, will this affect the functioning of my site? I don't care about sending and receiving emails through the forum all I care for is that people will be able to post as usual and they site will run normally. I am on a dedicated and my site keeps on giving the "took too long to respond ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT" almost on a daily basis. Right this moment the site is running very poorly even after have the Dovecot disabled.

Please HELP.

Thank you!
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
What are the server specs?

What is the average visitor count, activity level?

Has the server ever been tuned?
Specifically for InnoDB?
 

Tracy Perry

Well-known member
On Dovecot, if you are not using a mail client to check for mail via iMap or POP then it's not really needed. Even then you don't need it for POP. It's just a service (server) that offers many more features/benefits than the base line exim/postfix/smtp services do. I ran for a long time on my servers without it, but once I enabled a webmail interface for myself and certain users I integrated it into the system.
And honestly... what would benefit you more than anything is looking for another hosting provider other than HostGator. There are many more out there that are more knowledgeable and as cost effective.
 
Not sure but I can take a look, in the meantime I found this:

  • CENTOS 6.9 x86_64 kvm – host

  • WHM 54

Usually 1000-1500 users inside except at night, maybe 500-800.

I haven't had a technical person in a while, I know, my fault, sometimes is hard to find somebody really good or a trusted person. Seems like the site is placing a heavy load on the server, granted Hostgator is not expert when it comes to Xenforo but I wish they'll give me some support server/db wise and of course I wish I could get some help because this is very frustrating. You can take a look here:

www.Cotilleando.com

Sometimes it runs like a charm and all of the sudden it does crash or goes extremely slow.
 
Server Load 1.354004 (8 CPUs)
Memory Used 42.36% (1,661,412 of 3,921,692)
Swap Used 19.58% (821,448 of 4,194,300)

/tmp /var/tmp 4% (145,760 of 4,128,448)
/usr/tmpDSK /tmp 4% (145,760 of 4,128,448)
/dev/vda1 / 83% (732,295,956 of 934,972,484)


Total processors: 8
Processor #1
Vendor
GenuineIntel
Name
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1265L V2 @ 2.50GHz
Speed
2500.022 MHz
Cache
4096 KB
Processor #2
Vendor
GenuineIntel
Name
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1265L V2 @ 2.50GHz
Speed
2500.022 MHz
Cache
4096 KB
Processor #3
Vendor
GenuineIntel
Name
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1265L V2 @ 2.50GHz
Speed
2500.022 MHz
Cache
4096 KB
Processor #4
Vendor
GenuineIntel
Name
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1265L V2 @ 2.50GHz
Speed
2500.022 MHz
Cache
4096 KB
Processor #5
Vendor
GenuineIntel
Name
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1265L V2 @ 2.50GHz
Speed
2500.022 MHz
Cache
4096 KB
Processor #6
Vendor
GenuineIntel
Name
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1265L V2 @ 2.50GHz
Speed
2500.022 MHz
Cache
4096 KB
Processor #7
Vendor
GenuineIntel
Name
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1265L V2 @ 2.50GHz
Speed
2500.022 MHz
Cache
4096 KB
Processor #8
Vendor
GenuineIntel
Name
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1265L V2 @ 2.50GHz
Speed
2500.022 MHz
Cache
4096 KB

Memory Information
Memory: 3895768k/4718592k available (5467k kernel code, 524708k absent, 298116k reserved, 6954k data, 1316k init)


System Information
Linux host.xxx.com 2.6.32-696.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Mar 21 19:29:05 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux


Physical Disks

Current Memory Usage
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 3921692 3499160 422532 31464 37016 1811452
-/+ buffers/cache: 1650692 2271000
Swap: 4194300 820556 3373744
Total: 8115992 4319716 3796276


Current Disk Usage
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/vda1 892G 699G 148G 83% /
tmpfs 1.9G 0 1.9G 0% /dev/shm
tmpfs 1.0G 0 1.0G 0% /var/mysqltmp
/usr/tmpDSK 4.0G 143M 3.6G 4% /tmp
 
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