Basically I just want to see if apache is handling a current level of high traffic or if I need to tune it to handle more connections. (I have found plenty of information on the actual tuning, so no help needed there)
I know it has been dropping or not accepting connections earlier today, but not seeing anything in the error logs.
Is the expected behavior to throw a 503 in the error log if apache cannot accept more connections?
If so, what error logging level do I need in order to see these?
What is the correct terminology: dropping connections or not accepting connections?
MPM is prefork, OS is Linux, apache version is 2.2.15.