command I see this line
500 23931 0.0 0.6 63764 6880 ? S 08:49 0:01 /usr/sbin/sw-cp-serverd -f /etc/sw-cp-server/config
I'm a beginner in this whole vps administration, so am asking if I should be worried?
User 500 is just a normal user. Typically user 500 was the first user on the system, recent changes (to /etc/login.defs) has altered the minimum user id to 1000 in many distributions, so typically 1000 is now the first (non root) user.
What you may be seeing is a system which has been upgraded from the old state to the new state and still has some processes knocking about on uid 500. You can likely change it by first checking if your distro should indeed now use 1000, and if so alter the login.defs file yourself, the renumber the user account in /etc/passwd and chown/chgrp all their files, usually in /home/, then reboot.
But in answer to your question, no, you should not really be worried about this in all likelihood. It'll be showing as "500" instead of a username because o user in /etc/passwd has a uid set of 500, that's all.
Also you can show your current numbers using
edit: cjc's answer is also likely. It's hard to say without more information.
You can investigate how the
Huh, I have
Anyway, back to the original question: I wouldn't be that concerned about it.