Sun: Tuning Your Apache Web Server

Thursday Oct 18th 2001 by ServerWatch Staff
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Setting up and configuring your Web server is a reasonably simple process for which most installations provide scripts. Optimization involves tweaking your server to achieve maximum performance. This is not well documented and is anything but automated. This article provides some simple tactics you can employ to improve your Web server's performance, and where appropriate it points to tools and information sources that will help you achieve even greater performance gains.

"Setting up and configuring your Web server is a reasonably simple process for which most installations provide scripts. Optimization involves tweaking your server to achieve maximum performance. This is not well documented and is anything but automated. This article provides some simple tactics you can employ to improve your Web server's performance, and where appropriate it points to tools and information sources that will help you achieve even greater performance gains."

"... In many cases, modifying these directives in your apache.conf file is all you need to do in terms of performance tuning. Unfortunately, there is no "magic number" that will ensure your system's performance is up to snuff. For your installation, the best way to gauge performance gains is to observe your server after making changes to these directives. ..."

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