I have a virtual private server on a popular web hosting set up. I can see that the load average is very low (around 0.05) while the CPU usage is 100 % almost all the time.
load average: 0.02, 0.03, 0.00
Cpu(s): 77.1%us, 21.3%sy, 0.0%ni, 0.0%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 1.6%si, 0.0%st
Why is that? Shouldn't load also be high if the CPU is that high? This server has eight cores, so shouldn't load be around eight or more?
How do virtual private servers work? Do they show CPU usage and load based on just my activity or also other users?