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This document is for a previous release of cPanel & WHM. To view our latest documentation, visit our Home page.

For cPanel & WHM 11.44

(Home >> System Health >> Process Manager)


This interface displays the active processes on your server, and allows you to trace and kill them.

Displayed columns

PidThe process ID. The system automatically assigns a unique number to active processes on your server.
OwnerThe user or system account that started and owns the process.
PriorityThis is a number between -20 and 20 that tells how much time the system uses to work on the process. -20 is the least CPU intensive, while 20 is the most.
CPU%The percentage of your server’s processing power that the process uses.
Memory%The percentage of RAM (memory) that the process uses on your server.
CommandThis specifies the directory from which the CPU receives instructions.

Kill Processes by User

To kill all processes that run under a certain user, perform the following steps:

  1. Select the user from the Kill all processes by user menu.
  2. Click Kill user's processes.

Killing a process forcefully closes the daemon. This may be necessary if, for example, the process consumes too many resources or attackers have exploited the process.

Kill the process

To trace a process, click the kill link that corresponds to the process that you wish to kill.

Trace the process

Tracing a process allows you to observe and control the process as it executes. You may trace a process from the WHM interface.

To trace a process, click the trace link that corresponds to the process that you wish to trace.