Website is down when it gets 200 visitors

Posted January 24, 2020 1.3k views
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Hello, I am using 8gb ram and 4 core processors. But the website is down when it gets 200 visitors. Even I use 64gb ram then also site cant handle more than 200 visitors. It is no different whether I use 4gb ram or 64 GB ram. So what to do to handle more website visitors.
I need server optimization.
Anyone can help.

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This sounds like you are hitting your webserver max connections.

For example if you are using NGINX you could follow the steps from the official documentation here on how to optimize your NGINX for better performance:

If you are using Apache, I would recommend trying out the Apache2 Buddy script which would scan your Apache configuration and make some suggestions for optimizations:

Hope that this helps!