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From Saqib Ali <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] apache in big sites
Date Wed, 22 Oct 2003 17:37:24 GMT
> Dou you know which big sites use apache? yahoo? amazon?
You can get more info about this on

> Do you know number of dinamic pages per second that an apache web server
This is a very subjective question. Depending on your server
layout/load-balacing/clustering and most importantly your application, you
will get different results.

I give will give you a quick example:
Let us say you have application that requires https:// (SSL). You can have
a single processor server using Hardware SSL acceleration (e.g. nCipher's
CHIL) give you a better performance than a quad processor server that
DOES NOT have harware based SSL acceleration. And even this answer is very

Apache can optimized to achieve extermely good performance.

There are some vendors that provide commercial support for Apache:
1) Covalent
2) StrongHold from RedHat.... based on Apache???

Saqib Ali
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