VPSrobots is equipped with a Process Occupied Monitor on the main Dashboard which provides you an intuitive overview on the real-time usage of system resources. The following part will give the detailed explanation to the column headers in this Process Occupied Monitor:


PID: Process ID

Namely, process identifier, which is a unique number used to identify an active process.


User: User Name

The name of the user who launched the process.


PR: Priority

The priority of the process. The lower the value, the higher the priority and more CPU time will be granted to the process

with higher priority.


NI: Nice Value

The nice value of the task. A negative nice value means higher priority and the default value is 0.


VIRT: Virtual Image (kb)

The total amount of virtual memory used by the process, which including RAM, swap and shared memory being accessed by the process.


RES: Resident Size (kb)

The resident memory size of the process, which is the amount of actual physical memory a process is consuming.


SHR: Shared Memory (kb)

The amount of memory shared with other processes.


S: The process status

The status of process includes: ‘D’ means uninterruptible sleep, ‘R’ means running, ‘S’ means sleeping, ‘T’ means traced or

stopped, ‘Z’ means zombie.


%CPU:CPU usage

The percentage of total CPU time the process has used since last update.


%MEM:Memory usage

The value as a percentage of available physical memory used by the process.


TIME+: CPU time

The total CPU time used by the process since it started.


COMMAND: Command name/ Command line

The ‘COMMAND’ column shows the name of the process.