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Old 07-24-2004, 12:33 AM   #1
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maxclientscheck] has exceeded the MaxClients limit

Hello All,
Recently I got this message :
Apache has reached the MaxClients
> limit. cPanel has increased the MaxClients limit to 160 (10 higher).
> You may wish to suspend the user with the largest access log as they
> are generally the person using up all of the avalible connections.
However, your should
> have your system admin verify this first.
> Top 3 Largest access logs
> ====================================
> 258460 /usr/local/apache/domlogs/
> 172332 /usr/local/apache/domlogs/
> 48496 /usr/local/apache/domlogs/
I think I need to increase the Maxclient value in httpd.conf file.
I suppose I have to increase to it somewhat aroud 250 will be good.OR what value should i increase it to?
One more thinng is there anything more to it?I mean is someone trying to hack or trying to load my server?
How should I verify that?
Thank you

Old 07-24-2004, 01:59 AM   #2
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Take a look at your apache access logs, see what users where accessing at the time of the CPannel report, mine are in:


access_log is a fairly good one, though it can be a bit overwhelming

What you should consider is:

How popular are the sites and if the hits are genuine (look at the IP addresses, are there 50X along the lines of a DDOS attack?)

If your server can take it, sure, up the MaxClients, but this means more CPU usage. You may wish to inform the owners that you are recieving a lot of traffic and due to the ToS (if your ToS covers this sort of thing) you may have to suspend their account are charge them more.


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