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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] unclear the definition of "MaxClients" in "worker.c" MPM
Date Fri, 09 Jan 2004 20:50:30 GMT

On Fri, 9 Jan 2004, Qingshan Xie wrote:
>    In Apache-2.x "worker" MPM, what type of number of
> "MaxClients" should be setup? the number of the
> threads or the number of processes?  I am confused by
> different definitions from diff. sites.  Please
> someones give me an accurate explanation.

This is explained here:

In summary, MaxClients is ThreadsPerChild*(Maximum number of child
processes), or, in other words, the total number of clients that can be
served simultaneously.


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