My first post here, so apologies if anything is missing.
I currently have an Ubuntu hosted VPS, which periodically runs a PHP script which does a lot of regex processing and interaction with a local MySQL database (this is running Percona server).
It is a dual core VPS, and at one point when the script runs, the processors jump to 100% each for a period of time. I run a
mbstat -P 0,1 1 to report the CPU usage, and it is pretty much a minute of high usage, and the server turns itself off - it doesn't shutdown, it powers off.
My provider is suggesting that this is a software (OS) problem. I have recently updated the Kernel, but I cannot find anything relating to settings that would cause the server to power down completely.
I have looked through all the logs I can find (through
/var/log anyway) and can't find anything of note. Not even anything in there saying that it's being powered down or there is a problem. This is what led me to think that this may be a provider setting that shuts the VPS down when it sees high CPU use.
Ubuntu Version: 12.04.3 LTS x64 Kernel Version: 3.2.0-54-generic
Please let me know if you require any other information. Any help that anyone could offer would be much appreciated.