reducing size of apache instances

Diego Montalvo dmontalvo at
Fri Sep 11 20:40:18 UTC 2009

Have given Nginx web server a try?  It is small and may work better
with limited RAM.


2009/9/11 John Almberg <jalmberg at>:
>> You've misunderstood what you've done.  You have not saved a couple of
>> MB, you've saved one.  Of the 18 MB, nearly all of it is shared memory
>> which is only loaded once.
> Ah... Okay. That actually makes sense. Thanks for the clarification.
>> 1GB web server is more than enough for basic www server, even more.
> I would have thought, but some times it really gets slow and I'm trying to
> figure out why. When bogged down, the load averages are low. The main thing
> that looks out of whack is swap space, which seems to never go below 7%, but
> sometimes gets up into the 20%-30% range. When it gets that high, the server
> slows to a crawl.
> last pid: 12732;  load averages:  0.44,  0.31, 0.27
>                          up 34+03:57:58  16:16:27
> 187 processes: 2 running, 185 sleeping
> CPU:  4.5% user,  0.0% nice,  1.1% system,  0.0% interrupt, 94.4% idle
> Mem: 425M Active, 106M Inact, 268M Wired, 3160K Cache, 110M Buf, 176M Free
> Swap: 2008M Total, 150M Used, 1858M Free, 7% Inuse
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