[nycphp-talk] Apache/Unix Flavor Issue and Information

Ajai Khattri ajai at
Wed Jan 5 16:39:31 EST 2005

Peter Sawczynec wrote:

>Solaris 8/Apache 1.3.31/PHP 4.3.9
>When checking the processes on the server (commands: ps -el, ps -ef), many
>instances of httpd are listed, perhaps 40+.
>Is this normal for a busy server?
Yes - on a web server I manage we have 64 httpd processes...

>Or is Apache demonstrating unusual
>activity and consuming resources inordinately?
>Any talk to this topic would be appreciated.

If this is a problem, you can limit the max slaves in httpd.conf.

Systems Administrator / Developer

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