A practical approach to automatic parameter-tuning of web servers

Akiyoshi Sugiki, Kenji Kono, Hideya Iwasaki

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This paper presents a practical approach to automatically tuning the parameters of the Apache Web server. In particular, two significant parameters, KeepAliveTimeout and MaxClients, are dealt with. The notable features of our approach are twofold. First, it is easy to deploy because no modifications to Apache or the underlying operating system are required. Second, our approach is based on the detailed analysis on how each parameter affects the server's behavior. Experimental results demonstrate that our prototype works well on different workloads; it can discover almost optimal values and quickly adapt to workload changes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Computer Science - ASIAN 2005
Subtitle of host publication10th Asian Computing Science Conference, Proceedings
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event10th Asian Computing Science Conference, ASIAN 2005 - Kunming, China
Duration: 2005 Dec 72005 Dec 9

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3818 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other10th Asian Computing Science Conference, ASIAN 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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