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Windows 7: Is This Normal - RENTED VPS Server with 110MB SVCHOST.EXE Process?

13 Aug 2013   #1
MyRentals

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Is This Normal - RENTED VPS Server with 110MB SVCHOST.EXE Process?

I am searching for reasons why a VPS server 2008 R2 that I am renting for my own business websites is using so many memory resources.

For instance, I have been looking into a SVCHOST.EXE Process which is using 110MB of the server memory.

By typing in 'tasklist /svc' in a command window and finding the PID - I see the following services accumulated in the above svchost process:

AeLookpupSvc
CertPropSvc
gpsvc
iphlpsvc
lanmanServer
ProfSvc
Schedule
SENS
SessionEnv
ShellHWDetection
Winmgmt
wuauserv

The Schedule has BIND configured to run every 5 mins with the following batch file:
cd c:\BIND\bin
C:\BIND\bin\rndc reload > test.run

Is BIND normal for a rented VPS through a hosting provider?

Thanks in advance for all feedback.


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14 Aug 2013   #2
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

BIND is DNS service and for VPN clients I would strongly recommend keeping it left on.

Is the high memory usage only when the VPN connection is initiated or is it constantly high?

What other services are currently installed on that machine? For example: IIS, Active Directory Domain Services, WDS, FTP, NAP, Exchange... etc

Also, how much RAM does the server have installed?

Many Thanks,
Josh
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14 Aug 2013   #3
MyRentals

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shadowjk View Post
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Is the high memory usage only when the VPN connection is initiated or is it constantly high?

What other services are currently installed on that machine? For example: IIS, Active Directory Domain Services, WDS, FTP, NAP, Exchange... etc

Also, how much RAM does the server have installed?

Many Thanks,
Josh
Thanks for your reply Josh, really appreciated.

OK, so BIND and the batch file continuous 5 minute refresh stays on then.

It uses the same memory for the OP mentioned process constantly.
The VPS has 1.5GB allocated on a Xenon 2.4Ghz

Not using Active Directory. IIS7 and SQL Express are running on it.
FileZiller too just with 1 FTP account for admin use.
Domains in their own worker processes.
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14 Aug 2013   #4
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

So the whole server has 1.5GB of RAM installed and SVCHOST process is using 110MB of it? As far as I am aware, this is normal

You may receive performance issues if the server itself is set to host different services as well as depending on if there is a current FTP session.

Please understand that server operating systems are designed for high amounts of system resources and will use more than a typical client OS.

For my local server that only services a maximum of about 5 clients at any one time the memory usage is around 40-250MB of RAM

Is This Normal - RENTED VPS Server with 110MB SVCHOST.EXE Process?-svchost.png

Does your memory usage of SVCHOST change at all or is it constant? What about during idle times?

Josh


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14 Aug 2013   #5
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The memory usage of a process will vary widely depending on a variety of factors. These include the amount of RAM in the system, what the process is doing, what other processes are doing, and other recent system activity. The goal of the memory manager is to make maximum use of the available resources to optimize performance. In a desktop the priority is for maximum performance of local applications while in a sever it will be for network users. Minimizing memory usage is NOT a goal.

It is difficult to tell if 110 MB is high for the process in question but it does seem reasonable. Even if the usage is untypical that doesn't mean something is wrong. It may simply be that the process requires a larger amount of memory for it's current meeds.
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