Sample Annotated Prefork and Worker MPM configurations
Further httpd Configuration example from a Well House Consultants training course
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Source code: mpmsample.conf Module: A603
# Sample Annotated Prefork and Worker MPM configurations
# Apache 2.2.x ... from /usr/local/apache2/conf/extra/httpd-mpm.conf
# Prefork MPM example - for systems with one cpu
# Setting up with 35 memory slots for servers (that's the serverlimit)
# and all 35 of them may be used (the maxclients). If you change the
# serverlimit you have to stop and restart the apache daemon, but if
# you only change maxclients you can do a "graceful" and not put a
# blip in traffic
# four server are started when the server is started, and the number is
# increased to a maximum of 35 (maxclients) as required, with four spare
# servers being opened up ahead as traffic increases. As traffic drops
# away, the server leaves eight open servers available and waiting.
# Worker MPM example - for systems with lots of cpus
# Initially, start two servers (startservers) each with a
# fixed number of threads (threadsperchild) - that's 25 each
# making an initial total of 50 thread. As traffic grows
# the pool of free threads will reduce; once it gets down
# to 25 (minsparethreads) start another server - that will
# add a further 25 threads because that's the size of blocks
# they come in. There's a maximum of 150 client threads, and
# they will be spread over six servers (thats calculated from
# maxclients / threadsperchild) so that in this example you
# mayt be service from six cpus.
# apachectl -l ... tells you which you are running:
# -bash-3.2$ ./apachectl -l
# Compiled in modules:
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