I'm a little tired of the apache /mysql combo as it seems to become sluggish as time goes on.
Cpanel has always been nice and provides some decent tools here and there but I think it hogs too much of the server. The site migration tool came in handy many times before.
I have a great server with a great host & over 120G ram + SoftRaid 2x160GB SSD.
I use memcached, maxcdn, a little bit of cloudflare for my xenforo setup.
Even so I seem to experience sluggishness on my forum quite often and random lockups right when I'm moderating or browsing my own site. It's fast 9 times out of 10.
I have read through many guides on optimizing xenforo, my.cnf, & things like that and feel that the site should never go slow.
In the last couple days I've woken up to an inaccessible site thanks to apache. The first time a hostname was hogging connections while trying to scrape so I blocked that and restarted. Today I saw a whole bunch of requests that were stuck in ..reading..
I'm starting to run out of ideas now and I'm seriously considering dropping cpanel and starting on a fresh server. I thought it might be issues caused by outdated addons but I rarely have anything in my server error logs.
Anyone here have any suggestions on what to try next?
This is my Online Now:
Total: 1,490 (members: 344, guests: 1,074, robots: 72)
it's more like online in the last hour though.