Session

Hacking Apache HTTP Server at Yahoo!

Michael Radwin, Technical Yahoo!, Yahoo! Inc.

Track: Web Apps
Date: Thursday, July 27
Time: 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Location: Portland 251

Since 1996, Yahoo! has been running Apache HTTP Server on thousands of servers and serving billions of requests a day. This session reveals the secrets behind "yapache," Yahoo!'s hacked-up version of the Apache web server. Learn how Yahoo! gets maximum performance out of minimal hardware by tweaking configuration directives and hacking the source code.

Radwin will cover topics such as reducing bandwidth costs, extensible logfile format and rotation schemes, SSL acceleration, fault isolation to prevent disruption of service, and how to avoid the dreaded MaxClients, Max/MinSpareServers, StartServers configuration nightmare.