i have a strane issue. i am hosting a portal since months, it was no problems with it, but now the numbers of the users incrased, and there is strange issues happening.
-the portal system is a php-fusion portal, the xampp is the version that was the newest about 5 months ago.
-the computer is a ibm pentium2 notebook (yeah, its a notebook, becouse it have no noise, and i cant sleep from a server's noise).
-pentium2 333 mhz, 128 mbyte RAM, 10 gbyte HDD
the portal now must serve about 1-2 request in every second.
but after 1-6 hours of operation, suddenly, the portal system crashes.
-sometimes, only http stops to serve the queries, and i need to manually close and restart xamp.
-sometimes, the whole computer starts to swap, and i cant even move the mouse cursor, the portal system creates abnormal operations and swaps like hell. i must hard reset the computer to recover
-i have no idea, why its happening.
-i tryed to check if maybee the laptop is being too hot - not that is the problem
-i checked for abnormal network operations, such as spambots - nothing special
the problem only happens when the traffic is large (peoples are online)
if nobody is around, or the traffic is low, there is no problem.
-the max php execution time is 10 mins (my portal need that for large file uploads, it servers a subcultural community with ppls own-content share to others)
-php memory limit is also large, due to the previous reason
-no other software runs on the machine, server runs a winxp
is there any idea, how to fix this problem, without searching & buying a quiet ~p4 quality laptop?