[CentOS] Website running slow and Timing Out, but at random...

Fri Jan 20 22:09:37 UTC 2006
Benjamin Smith <lists at benjamindsmith.com>

The best way is to find out what the problem actually is. Have you looked 
at /var/log/httpd/error_log and related logs? 

What about MySQL? When it's timing out, what's top report? Does the site ping 
properly when these failures occur? 

Your question is sorta like going to a mechanic and saying "My car sometimes 
doesn't run - what's wrong with it?". Apache/MySQL don't just quit working 
without a very good reason - stock CentOS 4.2 install will handle mid-level 
traffic (many millions of hits per month) on commodity hardware with 
virtually no configuration changes or performance tuning, so problems like 
you describe are most certainly due to a problem, usually hardware. 


On Friday 20 January 2006 14:02, John Plemons wrote:
> I have a site running the current version of Centos 4.2, it has a 
> shopping cart running on it and runs slow and times out at random.  The 
> cart is a simple php package using a MySQL database backend.
> Can any one think of ways to improve the speed in MySQL and Apache, I've 
> had the cart checked by the software vendor, it's working like it 
> should, they are pointing to MySQL or Apache and a maybe...
> Thank you,
> John Plemons
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