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From Reber Simon <>
Subject [users@httpd] server configuration for 5000 hits per second
Date Fri, 21 May 2010 17:55:24 GMT
Dear all,

We have a web application with about 5000 hits per second.
The apache server is running on Red Hat AS 4.x with version 2.0.52 and prefork MPM.

The question I have is, how I should configure prefork to manage this amount of requests.

I had something like that in mind:

<IfModule prefork.c>
   StartServers 100
   MinSpareServers 10
   MaxSpareServers 10
   ServerLimit 8000
   MaxClients 5120
   MaxRequestsPerChild 2000

As the requests are only some kind of "ping" do I also plan to disable KeepAlive.

Do you think this will work, or do you have any other suggestion?

Thanks and all the best,

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