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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] what configuration for multi-user webserver
Date Sun, 15 Sep 2002 18:18:33 GMT
Jochen K├Ąchelin wrote:
> My current configuration (2.0.40 / Red Hat Valhalla):

>   Is  prefork  the recommended setting for a webserver with about 50
>   VirtualHosts, or dexter, worker....?
>   How can I switch to Dexter?

Prefork is recommended for the most stable possible server, especially 
if you are using modules like php or mod_perl that depend on third-party 
libraries.  Worker is recommended for the greatest scalability.

All other unix mpms are experimental and should not be used unless you 
want to be involved in the development process.


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