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Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL and Apache: All in One, Third Edition by Julie Meloni

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Chapter 29. Apache Performance Tuning and Virtual Hosting

In this administration-related chapter, the focus will be on increasing the performance and scalability of your Apache server. Additionally, you will learn about name-based and IP-based virtual hosting, as well as DNS-related issues and issues related to the web browser itself. This chapter also explains different mechanisms that can be used to isolate clients from each other and the associated security trade-offs.

In this chapter, you will learn

  • Which operating system and Apache-related settings can limit the server’s scalability or degrade performance

  • About several tools for load testing Apache

  • How to fine-tune Apache for optimum performance

  • How to configure Apache to detect and prevent abusive ...

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