Kinsta charges for Database Hosting based on the size and runtime of your database. With Database Analytics, you can get insights into your database’s usage data. To access these in-depth reports, go to your database’s Analytics page.

The analytics page shows you the storage and runtime for your database as well as the CPU and memory usage.

You can choose to see data for the past 24 hours, 7 days, 30 days, or the current billing cycle (Current month in the dropdown menu).

Database Analytics in MyKinsta.
Database Analytics in MyKinsta.

Storage

The storage chart shows you the data stored in the database for the time period selected.

Storage chart in Database Analytics.
Storage chart in Database Analytics.

Runtime

The runtime report shows the total time the database has been running after being built and deployed, with its associated database resource type (database size).

Runtime report in Database Analytics.
Runtime report in Database Analytics.

CPU usage

The CPU usage chart shows the average of the total CPU utilization for the selected time period, expressed as a percentage of the instance’s CPU resources. If you see a high percentage of CPU usage (near 100%), we recommend a larger database type with more available CPU. If you need a larger database, currently, you’ll need to create a new database with the desired size (resource type) and migrate your data to the new database. Once the data has been moved, you can delete the old database.

CPU usage chart in Database Analytics.
CPU usage chart in Database Analytics.

Memory usage

The memory usage chart shows the average of the total memory (RAM) used for the selected time period. If a database is using most or all of the memory available, we recommend a larger database type with more available memory. If you need larger database, currently, you’ll need to create a new database with the desired size (resource type) and migrate your data to the new database. Once the data has been moved, you can delete the old database.

Memory usage chart in Database Analytics.
Memory usage chart in Database Analytics.

Additional Notes

Analytics data is retained for 30 days. We suggest checking your Database Analytics frequently after first creating your Database at Kinsta and periodically thereafter. If you see any unexplained analytics data or inconsistency that concerns you, let our Support team know, and we can further investigate to help determine the cause.