Title: Hacking Apache HTTP Server at Yahoo!
Conference: O'Reilly Open Source Convention 2006
Type/Duration: 45m
Audience Level: Experienced
Audience Type: High-performance web application developers

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.