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Old 11-03-2005, 01:26 PM   #1
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Default what comp specs do we need for an apache server?

Me and my classmates are setting up a UNIX OS server with Apache for server purposes. We want it to handle many people coming in and out of it, and able to support many connections. We have 679 comps total being used, and we want at least 100 connection stability. 600 if possible. We dont think that all the teachers will be connecting, but we dont want to leave that to chance. What specs do we need for a computer? Thanks in advance.

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Old 11-04-2005, 04:29 AM   #2
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Default Re: what comp specs do we need for an apache server?

the apache server has an extremly small footprint, so even on the oldest cruddiest machine it should run ok...


this page says you should alter the threads per child directive in the httpd.conf file to allow more connections.
the recomented default is 50, so i don't really advise doing much more than doubling that... you're really looking at needing a small farm of servers with a load balancing machine as well if you want a really reliable website.

other than that I've not been able to find any information on the specs needed for a webserver,
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