Thursday, January 29, 2009

Understanding httpd.conf: Part 1

keepAlive 

This extension allows persistent connections. It allows multiple requests to be send over the same TCP connection, and increase the performance by almost 50% for HTML documents with lots of images. 

  • KeepAlive: This directive enables Keep-Alive support. Set max-requests to the maximum number of requests you want Apache to entertain per connection. A limit is imposed to prevent a client from hogging your server resources. Set this to 0 to disable support. 
  • KeepAliveTimeout: The number of seconds Apache will wait for a subsequent request before closing the connection. Once a request has been received, the timeout value specified by the Timeout(in httpd.conf only) directive applies.

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