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My web application is suffering form the performance issues. like delay in response and all,

I would like you to give me some pointer where I can learn about analyzing performance issues on apache server.

Update : One good suggestion I am going to implement is to add caching support for web server. I am going to do that. Will see what performance improves after this support is added.


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Please be more specific. Is this problem present on your development box with only a handful of traffic, or is the problem only occurring under high-traffic production servers? What kind of application you have? And what's the environment? LAMP server? – Janne Pikkarainen Sep 13 '10 at 7:16
Question is vague, badly worded, missing a lot of detail about the problem, what you have done already to try and solve it, what the actual metrics are, what your expectations are.... – symcbean Sep 13 '10 at 11:30
Thanks for down voting, But this is all i could have understand form the requirement, I am told to study why my application is responding slow. that all. – Vijay Shanker Sep 14 '10 at 3:27
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a combination of apache benchmark ab (launched in a client against the server) and sar (launched on the client at the same time) would do the trick, search for it on the internet, you'll find plenty of stuff.

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Sar is Specific Absorption Rate? right? – Vijay Shanker Sep 14 '10 at 3:34
On unix like systems sar is used to produce reports based on information that is collected by sadc. These can be used to help track down performance issues. – Iain Sep 14 '10 at 7:33

I believe Apache Performance Tuning is the best place to start.

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+1 because despite it generally being frowned on here I always love an RTFM answer. :) – John Gardeniers Sep 14 '10 at 8:15

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