Apache seems to stop responding sometimes even though apache processes are still running.
After restarting apache, the load average usually shoots up from 1 - 2 to 13 - 15 in a matter of seconds.
What would the cause of this be, or how could I find out why apache stops serving?
My httpd.conf is:
<IfModule mpm_prefork_module> StartServers 8 MinSpareServers 5 MaxSpareServers 20 MaxClients 50 ServerLimit 50 MaxRequestsPerChild 4000 </IfModule>
It's running on an EC2 c1.medium (1.7 GB of memory)