Help: I need some apache optimization advice


Well-Known Member
Apr 7, 2002
cPanel Access Level
DataCenter Provider
We have a 2.4Ghz server with 2Gb of ram onboard that we are having troubles with.

The server contains one site which does around 600Gb a month of traffic and is runnign CPanel and has a 100Mbit connection

The server itself runs fine and 99% of the time, loads are low, however the website itself is very slow to get into.

I am assuming apache needs further tweaking

I currently have the following settings:

Timeout 300
KeepAlive Off
MaxKeepAliveRequests 50
KeepAliveTimeout 15
MinSpareServers 5
MaxSpareServers 10
StartServers 5
MaxClients 300
MaxRequestsPerChild 0

Im wondering if this would be correct or if adjusting it would help?

any suggestions?


Well-Known Member
Verifed Vendor
Jun 15, 2002
Go on, have a guess
I would have suggested turning off KeepAlives, but you already have that. You could try increasing these to in tandem:

MinSpareServers 5
MaxSpareServers 10
StartServers 5

However, I doubt that would make a huge difference. Does this site use a MySQL backend? If so, you should enable a query cache which could help significantly: