hi there, I wanted to know if I can get more out of my server by changing configuration. what details would you need? I'll make a list and will wait for you to contribute other info you would need. Software - OS: debian 3.1 - PHP 4.3 - Mysql 4.0 - Apache2 Hardware - CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+ stepping 0 - 1GB RAM - 2x 80GB HD using softraid for mirrroring some graphs as info: http://www.web-designerz.de/serverstats/ and http://www.web-designerz.de/munin/serverkompetenz.net/h898552.serverkompetenz.net.html The thing is CPU is pretty much constantly high, I have set apache2 with maxprocesses somewhere around 75 and an average apache2 proccess is around 24MB so it all maxes out pretty fast. This is the main problem. I just wanted to make sure, the server is running optimally. I will have another client wit ha lot of traffic in a few weeks and wanted to make sure verything was optimized. Mysql is optimized, apache might be, but still a proxying of static requests to a second web server even another one aka lighttpd might help. I am open for suggestions, I saw some ppl in this forum have successfully introduced a second webserver for ruby, if someone feels competent enough to help me out, contact me.