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From Ian Holsman <>
Subject Memory usage in apache
Date Tue, 22 Aug 2006 05:45:00 GMT

now that I am a 'founder' of my own and using shared hosting, and no  
longer have millions of machines to play with I am starting to notice
how much memory apache is using.

most shared hosting providers who actually let you run apache usually  
limit the memory you can use to something like 40 or 80m. which when  
you install
mod_python means about 2 instances of apache. Others flat out refuse  
to even let you run apache and force you to use something else  
unspeakable and
run your applications via fastcgi
which I think is yuk... especially since the fastcgi processes seem  
to die on me regularly as well.

so.. I was wondering if anybody has looked at a lightweight apache,  
or other ways to reduce it's memory footprint.

Ian Holsman

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