VPS Server Tuning

We have a very active VPS server running custom PHP scripts that use MySQL fairly heavily.

During normal operation, server handles a large volume of requests quite fine; however at seemingly random times apache starts to spawn processes to handle incoming requests but the requests are very slow to process. As additional requests come in, these stack up further and ultimately make apache unresponsive. After several minutes scripts complete processing and apache resumes operation. Note that many of these are very lightweight scripts - and these same scripts/similar request conditions do not seem to result in this "stacking up" of Apache processes at other times of the day.

Looking for someone to diagnose the cause of the "stacking up" of apache processes and consult on apache/mysql tuning or other means to help eliminate this issue.

In order to be considered for this project you must provide the following:
- brief outline of how you intend to approach this project
- estimate of how long it will take to start/complete & hours invested
- examples of similar projects undertaken having similar symptoms and how these were resolved
- discussion on how you/we can guarantee security of the server if granted access, or means for you to troubleshoot without root access to server

Skills: Apache, Linux, MySQL, Network Administration, System Admin

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About the Employer:
( 13 reviews ) Bozeman, United States

Project ID: #15421822

15 freelancers are bidding on average $21/hour for this job


Hi. I am a system administrator security focused with 5+ years of experience working with servers and cloud services. I have optimized several web servers that come with default settings or they are not tuned for high More

$16 USD / hour
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Hello, I would be needing server root ssh login details for this, also can you kindly let me know the server specs i.e. RAM CPU cores disk space Regards,

$20 USD / hour
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I'll check all logs and stats in server in order to be able to see what's going on in server. And then I'll come up with a fix. The mentioned hours in my bid is the time needed to perform the tasks. I'm looking forwar More

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Hello, my name is Nikos and I'm working on the Linux server administration field for the past 6 years. Over these years I worked for two web hosting companies as a Senior Administrator managing their servers & provid More

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Hi We have been working on VPS since long time. I am confident my VPS expert can trouble shoot it. Let me know if we can discuss more. Ty Vj

$27 USD / hour
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- brief outline of how you intend to approach this project First I will check server load and active connections to ports like apache and mysql, and look for any attacks or security threats - estimate of how lo More

$22 USD / hour
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Hello! I can help you to make VPS work properly. I am a high-skilled system administrator. For the last 10 years I have been working as Senior System Administrator in HSP (Hosting Service Provider). As a result for More

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Hello! I have a lot of experience with servers configuration. 1. I think this can be resolved using reverse proxying and some mysql setting optimisation; 2. this will take about two or three days; 3. I run this sche More

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Hi, I have over 8 years of experience in Linux/Unix administration especially managing High Volume LAMP and LNMP stacks, Server setup, Security audit, hardening and optimization. I have seen similar problem and succ More

$15 USD / hour
(10 Reviews)

Good day! I'm new at this site, but very experienced system administrator. I'll not take money if will not fix.

$16 USD / hour
(6 Reviews)

yes ping me I can troubleshoot your issue or the root access is required for the service of Apache to restart or for log if you provide the above for other user then root access is not required.

$16 USD / hour
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Hello. I am interested and willing to help you with the project/tasks. I have the set of skills and experience that can be used. I have been in the IT industry for more than 6 years. My skills and experience as an I More

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