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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: Apache tuning question
Date Mon, 04 Oct 2004 13:40:00 GMT

There IS an Apache mailing list: httpd-user, as described on  Since your question has more to
do with the httpd component and not as much with Tomcat or the
connectors, I'd ask there first if I were you ;)

Yoav Shapira
Millennium Research Informatics

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Randy Paries []
>Sent: Monday, October 04, 2004 9:38 AM
>To: 'Tomcat Users List'
>Subject: Apache tuning question
>I thought there was an apache mailing list, but the mailing list page
>to this one(as well as php and some others.)
>So hopefully I will not get flamed for this question.
>I have a rh9 box with apache 2 and tomcat 5
>The apache server gets about  1.2M hits a day
>on average i have about 110 httpd running when i do a ps -ef | grep
httpd |
>wc -l, but on Monday mornings my busiest I have around 225 httpd
>I am trying to determine what are the best setting for my prefork MPM
>I am getting conflicting suggestions on MaxClients
>on the RH pages it says::
>"However, it is not recommended that the value for MaxClients exceeds
>when using the prefork MPM. "
>BUT on other pages is says that on busy sites i should have MaxClients
>and ServerLimit set to 1024
>Not sure if my server is considered busy. I am tending to think yes.
>these are my current settings:
><IfModule prefork.c>
>StartServers         5
>MinSpareServers   5
>MaxSpareServers  10
>ServerLimit           400
>MaxClients            400
>MaxRequestsPerChild  0
>Thanks for any suggestions
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