Hi everybody. For a few years now I’ve been monitoring our private instance of webpagetest. (2.x, then 3.0, running on Windows) Every once in a while we’ll need enough runs that we keep the server busy for a couple days in a row.
I’ve noticed that when that happens the server itself slows down. It doesn’t seem to alter our test results, but the test runs themselves take longer and longer to complete.
In the past it was relatively rare that we’d run enough runs to saturate the server for that long but lately our run count has ramped up a bit and I’m seeing it more often. We also just transitioned to a private instance in AWS (latest version I think, running on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS) and had the same problem.
So my questions are: Has anyone run into this before? Is there guidance I should be following? Is there a log I should check that would show what’s going on?
Thanks in advance!