I have a development server that is having memory problems. There is little to no traffic on this server because it is a dev environment, but apache is spawning tons of processes and using up a lot of memory?
I have wordpress sites in development on this server, but they are all behind an http authentication layer, so I don't think it could be a brute force attack...
mysql is also using a lot of memory.
When I ran memstat, mysql was using 1,095,660K - this seems like a ton of memory for mysql
The rest was used up by a ton of apache processes with the path (/usr/lib/apache2/mpm-prefork/apache2).
I don't know why apache would be using so much memory when this is a dev server with very little traffic.
Any ideas why apache&mysql would be running so high on memory?