Bob, I know you're looking for single or dual core results, but I thought I'd give you some results in case you don't get responses from others. It takes about a second to convert the image. Running: ImageMagic 6.2.8 8 @ 2.13GHz Xeon E5506 CPU's (2 quad cores) 768 MB Ram / 395 MB free CENTOS 5.4 i686 virtuozzo. My average load before and after running the conversion is about .06, during conversion it spiked to ~.44 Also, are you sure HG is only giving you a single CPU? (you can tell from "Server Status >> Server Information" in WHM) For the prices that they advertize they really should be giving you more than one core. HTH, Rob -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Bob Meetin Sent: Friday, April 30, 2010 2:48 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] What is normal 'ImageMagick' processing on VPS hosting? I'm twisting this thread a tad, so new Subject. I uploaded a sample, typical, 1.5MB jpg to my website. If you are curious and are willing to help, assuming you have ImageMagick (the 'convert' command) installed please do the following test. The results will help confirm whether this is server/hardware problem, ImageMagick problem or that the slowness is normal for a single core VPS installation: 1) Download the test image from www.dottedi.biz/images/diagnostics/cat1500kb.jpg 2) Upload to your Linux VPS server 3a) Assuming you have shell/SSH access , log into your server and execute the following commands from a command prompt from the same folder as the image: date convert cat1500kb.jpg -thumbnail '100x100>' -background white -gravity center -extent 100x100 100px.jpg date convert cat1500kb.jpg -resize 480x480 480px.jpg date convert -version 3b) If you don't have shell access, upload the following php script to the same web accessible folder as the image and visit the page: <?php echo "hh-mm-ss<br />"; echo "<br />"; $date = date("H-i-s"); system("convert cat1500kb.jpg -thumbnail '100x100>' -background white -gravity center -extent 100x100 100px.jpg"); echo "$date<br />"; $date = date("H-i-s"); echo "$date<br />"; echo "Thumbnail completed<br />"; echo "<br />"; system("convert cat1500kb.jpg -resize 480x480 480px.jpg"); echo "$date<br />"; $date = date("H-i-s"); echo "$date<br />"; echo "Simple resize completed completed<br />"; echo "<br />"; system("convert -version"); ?> 4) Note your webserver hardware configuration: CPU 1.98GHZ RAM: 1344MB Core: Single (preferred, or Dual) 5) Note how long it takes each to process. I know this is asking a lot. Thx, Bob -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !