How to understand the memory usage and load average in linux server
My hosting company provides "Load Average" stats when I login. There is no link to more information about them, and no explanation as to what they mean. I'm guessing they are a percentage, but I have no clue why there are three numbers, or what the percentage is actually out of (processor, memory, bandwidth, combination?), and is that this instant or over time? Is this a standard statistic that I should know about?
What are high / low / normal numbers?
Perhaps someone can shed some light on this for me.
Load Averages: 0.60 0.60 0.55