How To Check CPU Load/Usage

Monitoring your server’s CPU load may be important for you, which is why we made it easy to access your CPU usage information via the Heficed Terminal.

CPU usage data found in the Overview menu in Heficed's Terminal.

You can also go to Metrics to find more in-depth information.

In-depth CPU usage data found in the Metrics menu in Heficed's Terminal.

Alternatively, you can check your CPU usage directly on your server.


There are plenty of ways to check or monitor your CPU performance on a Linux server with the help of different tools, such as sysstat or htop.
By default, you can check real-time resource usage using the command:

# top

You can also add the -i parameter to prevent idle processes from being displayed:

# top -i

NOTE: You can exit viewing your resource usage by pressing q on the keyboard.

CPU Monitoring in Windows

External monitoring tools exist for Windows operating systems as well. However, it is easiest to check CPU usage via the Performance tab within Task Manager.

You can access the Task Manager via Search or using the CTRL+ALT+DEL key shortcut.

Alternatively, you can go to the Performance Monitor, which you can access directly via the Task Manager or Search.

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