Article by Jerry Low
Geek dad, SEO data junkie, investor, and founder of Web Hosting Secret Revealed. Jerry has been building Internet assets and making money online since 2004. He loves mindless doodling and trying new food.
Most hosting control panel allows users to view hosting server status directly from the control panel interface. cPanel for example reveals the server status (server load, memory usage, etc.) via a link named ‘Service Status’. Besides tracking on website’s uptime, checking on service status is another good way to keep track on your hosting performance. It’s also a good way to stay alert and react promptly whenever your web host starts overselling.
To view your website server status, simply login to your hosting cPanel (assuming that you’re hosting on Linux and using cPanel), scroll down a little and look for a small text link named ‘Service Status’ on your left, click in to view the details.
Generally, your hosting server performance is shown here. Take Lunarpages for example (refer image below): details about cpsrvd, server load, memory used, swap used, and hard disk usage are shown.
Lunarpages Server Status Page
For reference I had captured several examples of the “Service Status page” on other hosting services. As all of these are generated based on the same module on cPanel, it’s no surprise that they look more or less the same.
Bluehost Server Status Page
Hostgator Server Status Page
Hostmonster Server Status Page
The server service level are normally indicated in numbers and images – green light for good, yellow light for moderate, and red light for bad.
However, it’s good to know what do some of these numbers mean. In brief:
Well then, I hope you have better understanding with your web server status by now.