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From Kyle <k...@ccidomain.com>
Subject Re: MaxClients
Date Wed, 28 Nov 2001 16:56:51 GMT
Joshua,

Thanks.  But that brings up a newbie question <embarrassing grin>.  What
do you mean by "the server-status module"?  You referring to 'httpd
status' or something else?

Also thanks for the heads up about the mod_ssl user group earlier.

-Kyle

joshua@slive.ca wrote:
> 
> On Wed, 28 Nov 2001, Kyle wrote:
> 
> > Is there a "rule of thumb" way to determine the appropriate MaxClients
> > setting for my servers?
> 
> If the machine is used only as a web server, you should set MaxClients to
> the highest value that does not cause memory usage to exceed the available
> RAM (ie, make sure the machine isn't thrashing).  Although some
> calculations may help you determine a ballpark, you will probably need to
> monitor the active server for a while to find actual memory usage.
> 
> >
> > Also, if I set my MaxClients to let's say 300, is there a way for Apache
> > to e-mail me to let me know when I have exceeded 250 on that server?  Or
> > is there a better way to do this?
> 
> Nope.  Apache doesn't send email.  I think there are snmp modules
> available (from covalent?), or you can use the server-status module to
> check up on the server.
> 
> Joshua.
> 
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