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HostnameLookups off

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by sahostking, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. sahostking

    sahostking Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    Should we set "HostnameLookups off" in apache for performance.

    We only use AWstats so Webalizer(which I am aware uses it for DNS lookups) is not an issue.

    Please recommend to me if this is a good idea for shared hosting?
     
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Forums Analyst
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    Hello :)

    It really depends on how loaded Apache already is. Are you experiencing load and latency issues when browsing your websites? If so, you could try disabling "HostnameLookups" to see if it makes a difference. Personally, I would not expect to see much of a change when disabling it. More information is available here:

    hostnamelookups - Apache HTTP Server

    Thank you.
     
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