n paper you can use
/paper entity list which gives you a list of all the entites split up between Ticking and Non-Ticking.
Example Image here: https://i.imgur.com/TUZa4Li.png
I wanted to know what exactly a non ticking entity is? Is this documented anywhere?
My server gets up to its Server cap of 50 so I have view distance in server.properties set to 4 while the Paper notick view disance set to 9. Sometimes when my server reaches the player cap the Non-Ticking entities go really high (7-10K). It was my understanding that an entities outside of the server.properties view distance would be despawned as the chunk isnt being ticked anymore, an I wrong in thinking this?
Just trying to trace down where these Non-Ticking entities would be, if they can be a cause of TPS loss even though they are Non-Ticking, or if there is someway to despawn or unload them if they are non ticking as I would assume they are not within the server.properties view distance.