There may come a time where you will need to review the current information about your server running WHM, such as when looking to upgrade or seeing if more Storage Space or RAM is needed. Within WHM there is an easy place to find all of this information; on the Server Information page. This guide is intended to help Hostwinds clients who have a Cloud VPS or Dedicated Server with a cPanel license.
Where To Find The Server Information
Step One: Log into your WHM Administrative Dashboard
Step Two: From the WHM Dashboard, in the upper left search for Server Status. In the available options that are listed now, click on Server Information.
From this page, you will be able to review the information that WHM was able to obtain about your current server.
Server Information Explained
From the Server Information page, there will be a variety of different boxes with different pieces of information. Below you will find descriptions of each box and how these apply to your server.
From the processor information section, you will be able to see detailed information that WHM was able to grab regarding the processor(s) that are being used. This includes the Vendor of the Processor (company that manufactures the processor), the Name issued by the Manufacturer, Speed of the Processor, as well as the Cache of the Processor. If looking to upgrade this particular aspect of your server, this can help you to find how powerful your current Processor is.
This can be used to see what the system had seen for RAM that can be used on the server. The most relevant values here would be the first two after Memory: . The default unit of measurement used here would be Kilobytes. This would also be a line that can also be seen through the dmesg command from your SSH Terminal.
Here you will find information about the operating system of your server. This would be the same information that would be output from the uname -a command through SSH. uname is used to output information about the server, the -a argument is used to obtain all information. This will include the Kernel Name, Hostname, Kernel Version, Kernel Build Timestamp, Processor Type, Hardware Platform, Architecture of the Server, as well as the Operating System name.
The Physical Disks section will show the disks that have been attached to the server. Or at least the ones that the server has properly detected. There is also some basic information such as how much storage space the attached Disk has.
Along with the permanent information on the Server Information page, there is also some more temporary information such as how much memory is currently being used. This will show the Total Amount of Memory, how much has been Used, as well as how much is Free and Available. The units listed here would be in Kilobytes by default. If the Available memory is frequently low, it may be time to add or upgrade the Memory in the server.
To convert from Kilobytes to Gigabytes you can divide the Number of Kilobytes by 1,048,576 (1024 * 1024).
Alongside the Memory Usage, there will be the Current Disk Usage. This can be used to get a quick at a glance of if more Storage space will be needed in the near future. When you run out of Storage Space, some functions of WHM may not work and some sites may suffer issues as well until files have been removed to make space or more space is added.
- Troubleshooting With Server Status Information – If your server is facing performance issues, this guide may be able to assist with troubleshooting further to find the cause.
- Definition of WHM Functions – A brief overview of the various actions that can be performed through WHM.
- Server Management Panel Overview – An overview of the Server Management area in the Cloud Portal.
If you should have any questions or would like assistance, do feel free to contact us through Live Chat or by submitting a ticket with our Technical Support team.