Apache 2.2 - prefork or worker?


Active Member
May 28, 2006
Hi everybody,

Today, o one of my servers Ive changed Apache from 1.3 to 2.2. Afrer doing this Ive noticed the increased performance - pages load faster, server load is minimal. So everything is great ;)
Ive compiled Apache with mpm_prefork, but Ive also noticed mpm_worker. As Ive browsed Apache documentation:
1) prefork - more stability, lesser performance;
2) worker - better performance, less stable in some cases.

So I would like to know your expirience using worker.c and opinion – which is better - prefork or worker?

(Sorry for my english)