10.11. Web Server Tuning Issues

Networking became mainstream with the advent of the World Wide Web. Practically everyone that connects to a network uses the Web to communicate with other systems. Web servers provide the pages that people view when visiting Web sites. Heavily visited Web sites need to have highly tuned Web servers and networking infrastructure to handle the traffic that can be generated via people browsing a Web site. The following sections describe tuning needed to optimize Web server accesses on HP-UX systems.

10.11.1. Hardware Configuration

For a Web server, it is important to cache lots of content in the memory of the server so that disk I/O does not need to be performed to lookup Web pages. This means a Web server should ...

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