I've recently started up a filehost on a Intel Core2Quad Q9650 (3.0 GHz), its got 8GB ram.
My file host has blown up (in terms of visitors/downloads), in the past few days. Because of soo many concurrent downloads I increased the apache request limit from 150 to 500.
Now in the past few days its been doing about 150-170 requests just fine. But todays the requests have gone up to 250 and the site is struggling
I would have thought this kinda server would be able to handle this many requests.
The CPU loads are still only 0.7 and memory usage is only 12%.
Whats the problem here?
Hmmm.. the apache requests doesnt go over 256, but im sure I set it to 500.
Last edited by ihavenoidea; 10-28-2009 at 01:01 PM.
What is your server port speed at? 10/100/1000Mbps? If you are hitting the limit of the port speed, this will slow down everything and cause you to be unable to access the server via SSH. Also would explain why you aren't reaching your apache limits. Always an important thing to check, just because your server isn't overloaded doesn't mean your port isn't as well. Definitely something to look into with your hosting provider.
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