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Magento 1.4 Development Cookbook by Nurul Ferdous

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Optimizing Apache web server configuration

Now-a-days there are some other alternatives for Apache, but still the majority of us use Apache as a web server. The ultimate performance of any web application depends on some other factors as well such as CPU, network card, disk, OS, and RAM.

The most important hardware that affects any web server's performance is RAM. The more the better. In this recipe, we will optimize the web server, preferably a DS or at least a VPS.

How to do it...

  1. Update the operating system to its latest stable release. In most cases, OS suppliers have introduced significant performance improvements to their TCP stacks and thread libraries.
  2. Update your sendfile(2) system call support with the latest patch if your box is Linux ...

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