Can anyone help me understand that StartServers and MinSpareThreads, as during my testing I didn't find it useful.
After restarting, I get the following:
1 requests currently being processed, 10 idle workers.
Not sure why the total workers are 11.
Now when I test using ab -n 300 -c 300 http://192.168.1.3:80/index.php, the total worker exceed to 50 which is OK.
50 requests currently being processed, 0 idle workers
After the test is complete, to again reduced to 25, which is again correct as per MaxSpareServers.
1 requests currently being processed, 24 idle workers
Now I am not sure about:
1) as said above "Not sure why the total workers are 11." when "StartServers 8" and "MinSpareServers 10".
2) role of StartServers & MinSpareServers parameter.
3) I didn't find any benefit of high value for ServerLimit. So, I think value of MaxClients and ServerLimit should be same. Need your comments with reason.