Looks like I'm the first to need some hand holding - how embarrassing. I have a dedicated server (web server) that is currently hosting around 20 fairly new websites (quite large with lots of internal links). These are currently being crawled by search engine spiders quite heavily, but everything server-wise is showing within acceptable parameters (using WHM's 'server status' as a gauge). The sites though are now loading extremely slowly due to the spidering. I'm happy to upgrade the server if need be, but how best to monitor the server to see exactly what the bottle neck is so I can make sure any upgrading is carried out in the right areas? Thanks very much for any help or advice.