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  1. #1

    Too many idle processes - apache threads

    When I use the 'top'command the following process appears over 30 times on my whm server:

    /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -k start -DSSL
    Does anyone know how I can stop this?

  2. #2
    Try checking with cd /proc/pid (where pid is the number of the process) to see which command is running - might also be worth checking your /tmp folder.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    It's normal, you don't have to do anything.

  4. #4
    can you let me know why this is normal, and what the process is actually doing? will it be affecting my load?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Apache uses many processes to handle the traffic from users, there won't be only one. Check the apache status page to see how many it is using. You can adjust the min/max spares to change these numbers - just be VERY careful as doing the wrong modifications can be detrimental to your server.
    John W, CISSP, C|EH
    MS Information Security and Assurance - Server Administration and Security - Managed VPS and Dedicated Servers with VIP Service

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Inside WHT !
    I would recommend you to tweak apache conf. This is normal for any servers.

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