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Hi I have a VPS Linux server with RAM of 768Mb and My website is based on WordPress,which has over 50000 pageviews/day,In Recent times I got severe server overloading problem and came to know that Apache uses most memory,So if anybody could suggest me optimal Apache configuration

My current configuration is

<IfModule mpm_prefork_module>
    StartServers          5
    MinSpareServers       5
    MaxSpareServers       10
    MaxClients           30
    MaxRequestsPerChild   0
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WordPress as a software is bit on the heavy side. It's your PHP / MySQL / WordPress layer you should concentrate on tuning, I bet Apache itself is doing just fine -- for Apache less than one WP page view per second over the day should not be a problem. Here are some starting points for tuning:

  • Have you installed any WP cache plugins, such as W3 Total Cache?
  • Do you have any kind of PHP accelerator installed?
  • How's your MySQL doing?

Also, what kind of problems your site has? Not loading at all? Loading very slowly? Pages gets loaded, but with errors?

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yeah i have installed WP Total Cache plugin and I dont have any idea about PHP accelerator.see this memory usage stats ,At peaktimes site wont load at all and sometimes it get blank page.Most of the times it is slow only. – vivi May 3 '12 at 8:20

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