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I'm trying to figure out why a site keeps crashing. It's a dedicated server with godaddy and it has managed support so they've told our client it's probably a scripting error. I was hoping they'd give more specific information than this:
. During our review we had found that the IOWait was using all the CPU which typically indicates the command is trying to read or write to the hard drive. Unfortunately we were unable to determine where in your code this command is being generated from. In reviewing your access logs the only php script being ran is /sites/all/modules/ad/serve.php. It does not appear this script is being hit any more than previous days
I would have thought that it is because of the image galleries which literally have thousands of images, using views to sort and display them. Some of the images are mass uploaded using node gallery module and imagecache, etc is running to resize thumbnails etc. I would have thought this is the reason it would crash -- but the site traffic is not high and it runs fine on my local machine which doesn't have a great processor. The hard drive on the server actually overheated and died!
Where do I go for help because I'm in over my head!?