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From Jeff Trawick <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache Processes in Windows
Date Fri, 25 Apr 2014 19:24:40 GMT
On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 2:18 PM, Dino B. <> wrote:

> Hi Apache experts,
> This is my first post to an Apache group, so please bear with me.  I am
> also new to Apache in general.
> My understanding is that under windows, there should be only 2 httpd
> processes once I start my Apache server (version 2.2).  One parent and one
> child.  The child then spawns multiple threads to handle incoming requests.
> However, I have seen cases where I had up to 8 or so httpd processes
> showing in Windows Task Manager.

Are 7 a child of the same parent httpd.exe process?

If you have MaxRequestsPerChild set to non-zero, you can have multiple
children even on Windows, while older processes finish serving lengthy

> I have been using an Apache module acting as server (written in Delphi) to
> service request from devices.
Its always possible that third-party modules create their own child

mod_status might show helpful information, but ISTR that httpd 2.2 on
Windows doesn't show the various process ids when there's more than one
child.  I'm not sure.

> Much appreciated
> _db_

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