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Apache Phrasebook by Jesus Blanco, Daniel Lopez

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Chapter 9. Performance and Scalability

Tuning Apache

This chapter explains which configuration options can affect performance and scalability in Apache, and how to tune them. The good news is that, in most cases, it will not be necessary. Most scalability and speed issues are likely to come from the dynamic content generation engine and database layer, not from the Apache web server. Some of the problems and solutions discussed in this chapter are generic enough that they apply to most server software, while others are Apache-specific.

Understanding Performance and Scalability

Improving the performance and scalability of any computer system involves a mixture of experience, profiling work, and understanding of the server’s inner workings. This chapter ...

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