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Magento Errors and High Resource Usage

Magento Errors and High Resource Usage



Sorry if I am in the incorrect place for this post, rather new to this.

I have a magento website (community edition that appeared to be running fine up until recently, whilst I was developing it under a temporary URL.


Recently however I have noticed that our CPU usage and other resources are maxed out and the whole website crashes from time to time. I have ticketed my hosting and they can see nothing abnormal on their end and haven't really offered any information as to what is actually using up the resources so much.


I have checked the error logs in root and see a lot of the following errors:

PHP Fatal error:  Cannot access  property Magento_Db_Adapter_Pdo_Mysql::$_pdoType in /home/anglersc/public_html/lib/Zend/Db/Adapter/Pdo/Abstract.php on line 78

PHP Fatal error:  Cannot access  property Mage_Core_Model_App::$_areas in /home/anglersc/public_html/includes/src/__default.php on line 21636


I have tried undoing some recent changes and uninstalling extensions to try identify the cause but seem to be getting nowhere.


I have included my server specs below, as you can see they should be more than capable of running Magento.



Server info:


20GB disk space
800GB transfer
Unlimited email accounts
2 FULL CPU cores
2500MB memory
250 Concurrent Connections
Pure SSD Disk Storage
Nginx + Varnish Super-Fast HTTP


Would someone out there have experienced this and have any advise they can offer to help me resolve this?


I would appreciate any assistance you can offer.


Thanks in advance.




Re: Magento Errors and High Resource Usage

I would recommend you to turn off Magento compilation mode first, because: it can cause you 

 - it can cause you issues, especially because of not-that-good 3rd party extensions

 - it's easier for debug, error in log files will be more meaningful than this one you have written here


In order to do that, go System > Tools > Compilation page and click on Disable button.

Clear the cache and keep monitoring system/exception logs if anything strange happens in future.

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Re: Magento Errors and High Resource Usage


Thank you for taking the time to reply.

With a bit of time and effort I have now managed to get my CPU usage on the hosting down considerably.

I did a process of elimination, I first removed a couple of Third Party extensions and then I also discovered advise on using Flat Categories and Flat Products.

With this I am now backing everything up and trying to re-install the extensions one by one to see if either of the two removed were the cause. I have done one already and everything is still stable.. one to go, fingers crossed!

We do have a lot of products (in the thousands!) so it may very well be that I just needed to the the Flattened Categories and Products... I do hope I can re-enable them at some point but at least I can take it one step at the time now.

Thank you again for taking the time to reply and I hope that what I have written here might help anyone else having the same issue. Smiley Happy