Apache2 with worker MPM on 5.3

Toomas Aas toomas.aas at raad.tartu.ee
Thu Feb 10 03:20:35 PST 2005


We are running a fairly busy website with Apache 2.0.52. At times
a lot of httpd processes gather up and consume all the available
memory, which slows down web access.

Apache2 was installed from ports and defaulted to prefork MPM. I read
from the Apache performance tuning document that worker MPM may perform
better on busy websites and has smaller memory footprint. Is it safe to
run Apache2 with worker MPM on FreeBSD 5.3? There must be a reason why
prefork is the default...

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