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    How do you know your apache server is getting overload?


    Hi. How can I tell I'm getting high traffic on my web server that it's getting to a point that I may need multiple web server?

    Are there any tools/technique that will tell me? Also how much traffic or request normally for 1 single web server can handle?

    I don't have much experience on apache server. I can only set up an apache using xampp. But I like to know this kind of topic.

    Thank you.
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    You can install modules and software to help monitor this.
    http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/mod/mod_status.html
    is one. Most hosting companies have software installed that allows you to see this because they might charge for bandwidth usage.
    You can also limit the number of client connections. Errors and access will be logged. There are also several system commands that can help you investigate poor performance due to bad software settings or network problems. Optimizing a system is a an acquired skill that starts with much research and practice.

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