(I am already aware of worker and event and how they differ from prefork, this is a prefork only question)
What is meant by "request" on this page?
"Apache httpd always tries to maintain several spare or idle server processes, which stand ready to serve incoming requests."
incoming HTTP requests?
incoming TCP connections?
Does it mean that if I open a website that contains 5 images in it, 5 Apache processes are required and therefore 5 PHP images (assuming mod_php is on)?