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SRO: Apache To The Max

Oct 28, 1999, 22:18 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brett Glass)

"More than half of all Web servers are based on Apache freeware. But despite the software's low price (it's free), you can make a buck tuning Apache to run at its full potential."

"Start by sizing up the machine. RAM is all-important for Web servers. If the server hits the disk a lot (beyond normal housekeeping work), you need more RAM."

"Apache's foundation is the underlying operating system, so make sure that it's tuned for the task. You can begin by making sure you have the latest OS version. We recommend the BSD Unixes. You also should eliminate all services that don't absolutely have to be running, such as e-mail (you can receive mail via a separate mail server). And don't run a GUI; it consumes resources that are best used for Web service."

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