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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache eventually stops responding?
Date Wed, 27 Oct 2004 17:42:23 GMT
On Tue, 26 Oct 2004 15:54:09 -0600, Scott Horowitz
<> wrote:
> I have a dedicated server (celeron 1.3, 512 mb ram) running Red Hat 9
> and Apache 1.3. It gets ~10,000 hits a day and everything has been fine.
> However, I recently added a fairly active phpbb board and have run into
> a problem where things are going very fast and then -- I'm unable to
> connect to the server's http anymore. Restarting apache fixes things,
> but it keeps dying every 30-60 mins. I can only assume this is a problem
> with apache.
> I've browsed the apache logs (error_logs is set to "notice") but nothing
> alarming shows up. I've also tried increasing some of apache's max
> clients/connections with no effect. How can I go about diagnosing the
> problem?

10000 hits a day should be nothing.  Some sites handle more than 10000
simultaneous connections (although with substantially more RAM).

What does server-status look like leading up to these problems?


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