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I'm trying to understand why my server is so slow. I've run ps -ef and I found out this:

www-data 29185 29184  0 11:11 ?        00:00:00 /usr/bin/php-cgi
www-data 29188 29185  0 11:11 ?        00:00:01 /usr/bin/php-cgi
www-data 29189 29185  0 11:11 ?        00:00:01 /usr/bin/php-cgi
www-data 29190 29185  0 11:11 ?        00:00:01 /usr/bin/php-cgi
www-data 29191 29185  0 11:11 ?        00:00:01 /usr/bin/php-cgi
www-data 29192 29184  0 11:11 ?        00:00:00 /usr/bin/php-cgi
www-data 29194 29192  0 11:11 ?        00:00:03 /usr/bin/php-cgi
www-data 29195 29192  0 11:11 ?        00:00:02 /usr/bin/php-cgi
www-data 29196 29192  0 11:11 ?        00:00:01 /usr/bin/php-cgi
www-data 29197 29192  0 11:11 ?        00:00:01 /usr/bin/php-cgi

is normal I have 10 process php-chi on a server without traffic (for now) ? Web Server: lighttpd OS: ubuntu 10

thanks

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If you're running PHP via FastCGI, sure. They stay resident so that they're ready to process PHP scripts on demand.

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