Since the webserver plays an important part in the request serving process, it is important to tune it. A big part of this
is the Apache child creation process.
- • StartServers set to avg. # of requests you'd expect.
- • MaxSpareServers keep this number high, to allow Apache to gracefully handle traffic spikes.
- • MaxClients keep this number at about 2/5 of the maximum processes your server can handle.
- • MaxRequestsPerChild ideally unlimited (0), but practically should be limited to a large number.