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Runaway Apache Process on Fedora 12

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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – This has happened twice now and it's a little bit concerning to me. I have a Fedora 12 server with 5GB of RAM that I use to host a few small web sites of mine. As I mentioned, this happened once before. I tried to load one of my web sites today and it took FOREVER (as in the 10s of minutes) to load. I SSHed into the box and found the load average around 100 (dual core machine). Since this was the second time it had happened, I knew that it was Apache causing it. So I restarted the Apache service and everything returned to normal. A look in the error_log showed this error: Code: server reached MaxClients setting, consider raising the MaxClients setting I suspect that this is the reason that Apache was eating up all my system resources but I don't have any idea how to fix it. Any help would be appreciated!!! Thanks, Dan (HowTos)