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For cPanel & WHM version 64

(Home >> System Health >> Process Manager)

Overview

This interface displays your server's active processes, and allows you to trace and kill any processes.

 

Displayed columns

ColumnDescription
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.
PriorityA number between -20 and 20 that describes how much time the system uses to work on the process. -20 is the least CPU intensive, while 20 is the most CPU intensive.
CPU%The percentage of your server’s processing power that the process uses.
Memory%The percentage of you server's RAM (memory) that the process uses.
CommandThe directory from which the CPU receives instructions.

Kill Processes by User

To kill all of 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.

If you kill a process, it forcefully closes the daemon. This is necessary if, for example, the process consumes too many resources or attackers have exploited the process.

Kill the process

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

Trace the process

If you trace a process, you can observe and control the process as it executes.

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

Additional documentation