I've been noticing that my server has been using a lot of CPU for Apache processes when it really shouldn't be (screenshot of Apache Status: http://i.stack.imgur.com/XlwyF.png). It seems like the Apache CPU% should be more like .0045%? My traffic is under 4 million pageviews per month.
From what I've read, each period "." is a process to receive a request. I think I have way too much dedicated to Apache, so I'd like to cut them back. Unfortunately I don't know much about apache and could use some guidance.
So how do I lower the amount of slots open for connections?