Can restrictive ulimit settings influence Elgg performance?

Pages load very sluggish all day. Server load, CPU and memory load are quite low and only very few concurrent site visitors online.

Via Fork Bomb protection (WHM) ulimit settings are set. Could these settings be too low for a typical Elgg site usage?

  • Isn't fork bomb protection tied to processes started by your user account in a shell? If so, it shouldn't affect Apache or MySQL.

  • But when using suphp/suexec the php processes are started as the site user. On some pages quite a few php processes are started in parallel (e.g. profile pages with several widgets). And if there are several site visitors more processes are started of course.

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