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Process Manager
Posted by Matthew Jeffels, Last modified by Matthew Jeffels on 30 December 2016 12:00 PM

Process Manager

This interface allows you to view your servers active processes, as well as allowing you to trace and kill any of the processes on your server.

Displayed Columns

The interface displays the processes in the following columns;

Pid - The process ID. The system automatically assigns a unique number to active processes on your server.
Owner - The user or system account that started and owns the process.
Priority - A 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.
Command - The directory from which the CPU receives instructions.

Kill Processes By User

In order to kill all the process that have been run under a certain user you will need to perform the following;

First select the user from the "Kill all processes by user" menu, then you should click "Kill User's Processes".

If you choose to kill a process it will forcefully close down the daemon. This is necessary if the process has started to consume too much of your servers resources, or if attackers have exploited the process.

Kill the Process

To kill a process, simply click on the "Kill" link that corresponds to the process.

Trace the Process

If you choose to 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 that you wish to trace.


Matt Jeffels
PAC Web Hosting

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