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    Default NetStatus - how to read it

    While I was babysitting the slow import of a mySQL database last night, I was looking at the NetStatus Monitor and wondering what it all meant.

    Could you explain what the different numbers in the "Information" column mean, when it says [Delay 21 sec], or when that area turns to a red background?

    Also, what am I looking at when I click on
    cpvps118-vern - I can see 23 cpvps118-verns on the next page. Are those the various vps's of other people sharing the machine? Is there a way to tell which one is mine?

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    If you look at the right corner on the top, you'll see the name of the column, Time Recorded. This column shows the time when the record was taken. So, when you click on your VPS, you get the history of its load taken with 5 minutes interval. Delay 21 sec message means that the information was taken with 21 sec delay, it can be caused by the load on the server, network issues etc. When area turns to a red background it means that load on the server is higher than allowed.
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    Thanks Alex.
    What are the 3 numbers in the information column:
    0.31 0.47 0.41

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    These numbers show system load averages for the past 1, 5, and 15 minutes.

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    What does it mean when the server time (the number to the right of "up x days") is red?

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    That is the server time. It is red in color if it does not match our default server time, since some users prefer their servers to not be on US EST. The original concept was to indicate servers with slow clocks as it would turn red when they were a few minutes behind our master server, but these days it is nearly useless with the various machines and time settings that their owners require.
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    Why does it change between black and red if the server time difference remains the same? Shouldn't it always be one or the other?

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    Probably, but the clocks are updated every so often so a red clock can be black if it recently syncd with the time server.
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    Sounds reasonable.

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    Thats my doing. I really need to mod it to look at what it thinks GMT time is, or read the linux time offsets, but when I wrote that, there weren't virtual servers and maybe a small handful of users with dedicated servers. So yeah, an upgrade is needed.

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