I run a news & media blog with over a few million readers every month. I'm currently using Google Cloud with a 32gb ram server with WordPress.
My server is hitting 84% memory usage due to the following:
usr/sbin/mysqld 20--daemonize 20--pid-file=/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.pid
If I were to restart the MySQL server it'd be okay for some time around 20% usage and it'll go up again to 80%. I'm unable to pinpoint the cause.
edit: corrected CPU to Memory.