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I've been monitoring my Apache Status lately, and a lot of my users are saying how slow the site is to respond. Here is the Apache Status:

Current Time: Tuesday, 21-Jun-2011 20:58:45 EDT
Restart Time: Sunday, 19-Jun-2011 13:06:38 EDT
Parent Server Generation: 299
Server uptime: 2 days 7 hours 52 minutes 7 seconds
Total accesses: 5586382 - Total Traffic: 3.5 GB
CPU Usage: u10.71 s12.32 cu295.34 cs0 - .158% CPU load
27.8 requests/sec - 18.2 kB/second - 671 B/request
39 requests currently being processed, 10 idle workers 

I'm comparing that with Apache's status found here: http://www.apache.org/server-status And mine looks really slow compared to their average 4.5MB/Sec!

Here is my beloved httpd.conf:

Timeout 60
TraceEnable Off
ServerSignature Off
ServerTokens ProductOnly
FileETag None
<IfModule prefork.c>
MinSpareServers 6
MaxSpareServers 16
</IfModule>
ServerLimit 350
MaxClients 250
MaxRequestsPerChild 5000
KeepAlive On
KeepAliveTimeout 3
MaxKeepAliveRequests 200

Server Specs are:

Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5620 @ 2.40GHz x 10
2GB Ram

Is this a problem, or just typical results? What can I do to boost the speed of my connections?

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    You forgot to tell us how fast your Internet connection is. Especially the uplink speed is important. – Flimzy Jun 22 '11 at 5:34
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There are a whole host of issues that can be causing Apache to slow down - insufficient RAM, insufficient CPU, insufficient network bandwidth, slow harddisks, etc.

That said, you need to use a proper benchmarking tool to stress out your machine and see where any bottlenecks lie.

A popular benchmark tool for Apache is - Apache Bench. You can use it and monitor your server under different types of load.

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