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From Jeff Trawick <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Help me in setting up MaxClients
Date Mon, 25 Jan 2010 19:54:44 GMT
On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 1:26 PM, Vikrama Sanjeeva
<> wrote:
> Hi All,
>    Thanks Jeff for the presentation. Its informative.
> Actually, I am trying to calculate what MaxClient I can set. I know my
> server is strong and as Danny and you said, setting 600 will not be a risk.
> I however, will prefer to do some calculation to drive this value. Since I
> am not Solaris command expert, therefore I am having difficulty in doing
> calculation.
> My objective is to follow below formula to calculate MaxClient as mentioned
> on Apache site:
> "This procedure for doing this is simple: determine the size of your average
> Apache process, by looking at your process list via a tool such as top, and
> divide this into your total available memory, leaving some room for other
> processes."
> As I understand, it says:      (RAM Size / Avg HTTPD Process Size) - some
> room for other proceeses

slight fix to your formula:

Max httpd processes = (RAM Size - some room for other processes) / Avg
HTTPD Process Size

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