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I want to set an optimum value for MaxClient in apache for my production server. What are the parameters that I should consider while calculating this value ?

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Refer to the Apache Performance Tuning guide.

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"You can, and should, control the MaxClients setting so that your server does not spawn   
so many children it starts swapping. This procedure for doing this is simple: determine 
the size of your average Apache process, by looking at your process list via a tool such 
as top, and divide this into your total available memory, leaving some room for other 
processes."
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