Hi, i need a system admin to sort out my server for me.
Apache keeps failing due to a large number of IP requests, to the 12,000 images that currently on my server. I need a sys admin to fix this problem and find a perminant solution.
I'd recommend the following setup if you have a single server:
1) Run your main site, file upload system and so on from a copy of apache, this enables you to keep your existing upload scripts.
2) Run your images on a different type of httpd which is optimised for serving single files, such as thttpd or even mathopd. Both of these use a single thread, non blocking IO model to serve files, you can serve over twice the amount of files per second, with either of these in comparison to apache.