I get this error whenever my site becomes slow or dead
WARNING: MaxClients of 256 exceeds ServerLimit value of 10 servers,
lowering MaxClients to 10. To increase, please see the ServerLimit
Usually I have to reboot it to get it working again. Any ideas how much I need to increase the maxclient or whatever setting? My site is a wordpress site and receives 5k+ unique traffic daily. It has 512ram + 1gb burst
If you increase MaxClients for an MPM in Apache, you must also increase the ServerLimit directive. The ServerLimit maximum is always obeyed, no matter what MaxClients says. For example, if MaxClients is set to 1000 and ServerLimit is 256 , then Apache can only serve 256 clients at a time.