Two httpd.exe starting

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Two httpd.exe starting

Postby bajaexplorer » 07. October 2010 08:12

Win Vista. - Quad Core Duo, 2.33ghz, 8gb ram... No way this computer should cause run so slow.
XAMPP ver: 1.7.3
XAMPP Control Version 2.5.8

Starting XAMPP from 'Start' will start two httpd.exe to running.

The second one starts just a mear second after the first.

Stopping server from from the Stop button will stop both httpd.exe.
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Re: Two httpd.exe starting

Postby JonB » 07. October 2010 10:57

It is supposed to be that way

The main differences in Apache for Windows are:

•Because Apache for Windows is multithreaded, it does not use a separate process for each request, as Apache can on Unix.
Instead there are usually only two Apache processes running: a parent process, and a child which handles the requests. Within the child process each request is handled by a separate thread.

- and it is likely having no effect on your machine, whatever problems it has its probably not the load from httpd.exe - use the Windows Task Mamager to see what processes are using memory and processor cycles.

The only real exception to this might be if you had php scripts that looped or regulalry timed out due to logic errots - BUT they would time out anyway.

Good Luck
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