sudden increase in writing connections and apache processes

vicky007 nginx-forum at
Fri Jan 15 13:19:07 MSK 2010

Here is what I found out:  The cause is keepalive on vBulletin (nginx as proxy for apache) server that is used for authentication from the main web server I had troubles with. I debuged the application and found out the 3 second wait at website loading is always equal to keepalive settings on the vB server. I put 40 as keepalive timeout, then the website waited 40 seconds to load, etc... therefore I turned off keepalive on vB server and all loads instantly. 

I do not understand this behavior though. :-? I will investigate further and switch completely to nginx + fastcgiphp or php-fpm.

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