Apache2 crash on Ubuntu 14.04 MaxRequestWorkers issue

I’ve setup a server with LAMP stack on ubuntu 14.04 but Apache keep crashing randomly.

I’ve followed this tutorial:

The Apache error log shows:

AH00484: server reached MaxRequestWorkers setting, consider raising the MaxRequestWorkers setting

and multiple:

AH00045: child process 12845 still did not exit, sending a SIGTERM

before the crash. I’ve many websites in production on this server and I really want to fix it as soon as I can (that will save my nights) :-)

Is anyone has the same issue or can help me?

Thanks a lot


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I have raised this number for instance and I have less crash at the moment. But it’s a quick fix and I don’t really like this. If you find a better solution please let me know. :-)

I am having exactly the same issue and error message

Hi Woet,

I prefer understand first if this issue come from a bad configuration or if it’s a normal issue regarding our traffic. Once I’m clear with that. I will do the appropriate action on this server.

Have you considered raising the MaxRequestWorkers setting?