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If Apache has so many users view my website...what is the best way to redirect the user to: "The server is currently getting pounded!" ?

Perhaps...analyze the # of connections? If it's over ____, redirect?

Can some-one be specific and tell me exactly what I need to change?

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

You may use mod_qos and configure it to failback when reaching a certain number of concurrent requests.

QS_LocRequestLimitDefault   200
QS_ErrorPage /overloaded.html
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A solution maybe use a reverse-proxy (pound, haproxy, etc) between clients and your apache servers.

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