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Apache Serves Images Slowly

Posted by Kim on Thursday, July 10, 2008

Today I had a really interesting and strange problem with the Apache WWW server. It served images very slowly under even light loads and there was really no explanation for this. The CPU on the host machine almost idle and network throughput was nominal too.

After some digging on the internet I found other people also had had this problem, and had suggested various methods to remedy this, like enabling caching and putting images on a separate machine and disabling the KeepAlive feature. Read the rest of this entry »

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