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Basic Apache Optimizations

Posted by chantra on 23rd September 2006

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Basic Apache Optimizations

Apache, the most popular web server, is a stable and reliable software for providing web pages to the world. But sometimes, it happens that Apache will struggle under high loaded traffic.

Here is an overview on how you can optimize apache so it can cope with higher loads. Those tips are not meant to be exceptional but should be sufficient to increase your web site performance by handling more traffic.

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Basic Apache Optimizations — page 2

Posted by chantra on 23rd September 2006

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Basic Apache Optimizations

KeepAlive

KeepAlive is a feature that make the server keep each listening connection alive for a certain amount of time, allowing a client and the server to keep the same connection for a certain amount of time. This feature has benefits and drawbacks.
A benefit would be that a client making more than one request won't have to re-initiate a new connection for each request.
A drawback will be that ressources on the server are monopolize for a predefined time, even though the client might not request other pages.

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