I have a webserver running on an IBM blade, hardware configuration is:
Intel Xeon E5506 x 2 (8 cores) 12G mem SAS disk raid1
I use this box as a dedicated webserver serving a dozen of simple php scripts. They do mysql queries and return result codes. There is no pictures, no static files. The mysql server runs locally. Currently I'm using apache2. The purpose is to serve as many clients as I can using this server. I'm wondering what is the best value for the following configuration parameters:
MinSpareServers MaxSpareServers MaxClients
I'm also thinking of switching to nginx + php fastcgi. If I use this type of setup, how should I configure:
how many fastcgi processes how many worker_processes worker_connections
Please give your recommends based on your experience. Thanks!