20 is plenty if your pages run fast enough.
Excess clients after MaxClients are queued in Apache. If the 20 are consuming resources
(eg cpu/disk) it is better to queue the excess than to have everybody stumbling over each
In MySQL, the excess clients beyond max_connections are give an error.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Reindl Harald [mailto:h.reindl@stripped]
> Sent: Monday, March 18, 2013 12:15 PM
> To: mysql@stripped
> Subject: Re: How to change max simultaneous connection parameter in
> Am 18.03.2013 19:26, schrieb Rick James:
> > If you are running Apache with MaxClients set too high, that can
> cause the problem.
> "too high" is relative
> > That Apache setting should be something like 20. (Other web servers
> > have similar settings.)
> 20 is a laughable value as long you are not hosting only sites with no
> users at all
> i have seen "MaxClients 500" be critical while the hardware was not
> overloaded and we had THOUSANDS of users which liked to get the website
> with all it's images, no way with stupid settings of 20 which means
> only ONE USER at the same time can fetch a single page with images and