httpd-users mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From "Joshua Slive" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Any problems deleting all "_default_" VirtualHosts?
Date Sun, 29 Oct 2006 20:22:26 GMT
On 10/29/06, <> wrote:

> Thanks for the response(s).  Re. the comments above, my understanding of the way the
Apache works is that when it receives an incoming request, it searches through the <VirtualHost>s
that have been defined, for a match, and I was thinking that if the _default_ sections were
deleted, maybe there may have been some anomalous behavior when Apache couldn't find a match
and the _default_ sections weren't present.
> As mentioned above, we tried a test where we deleted all of the_default_ VirtualHost
sections.  Perhaps we messed things up when we did our test, but we think we noticed that
system responsiveness (to the end user) slowed down.

There will obviously be some small difference in request-processing.
But the vhost-matching time is really just noise in comparison to
total request processing time.  You wouldn't notice it except in
extreme conditions.

> I think, but am not sure, that from some diagnostics we did at that time, it also looked
like Apache was processing requests for IP address "", which kind of puzzled me.

By default apache listens on all available addresses.  I don't know
what is puzzling you about that.


The official User-To-User support forum of the Apache HTTP Server Project.
See <URL:> for more info.
To unsubscribe, e-mail:
   "   from the digest:
For additional commands, e-mail:

View raw message