Hi all -
I've gotten myself into a "pickle" and need some useful advise!
I've been pushing very hard for my company to switch from an NT
Web server to a Linux based system.
I've been given some hardware ("left over parts") and have
been tasked with make a Linux Web server that can "Do The Job"
Pentuim 133 mhz
64 Meg Ram
1.2 gig drive (128 meg of swap)
I've got a version of RedHat up with the latest Apache server.
The system is on a VERY quiet 10baseT lan.
When I try and get some web stuff served up, it takes way to long!
I've copied some pages from my "other server" in California (I'm in
New Hampshire) to the Linux box, and I can (from the same
browser) reload the stuff from accross the US about 10 times
faster then from accross the room.
I'm not sure what I have (or haven't) setup that could hurt the
through put this much. when doing things locally on the machine
(not browsing, because I can't get Netscape to run, keeps giving me
a "bus error")) the system seems to run "fine".
Any suggestions as to how I might maximize my through put
when servicing network traffic, would be helpful.
I have 6 "sleeping" httpd's running, and when I request
stuff to be served, only 1 or 2 of them go live, and the box isn't
doing "anything else".
I've not "tweaked" ANY of the system config (ie cache, buffers,
etc...), because I'm not sure which ones I should be messing with.
I KNOW that this bix should "scream", but right now the only
"screamming" is ME!
post and/or email
Thanks in advance