Dumb question but... what's the advantage of defining listeners?

Discussion in 'General' started by Doubletap, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Doubletap

    Doubletap Active Member

    I'm sure this is a really dumb question to those of you who have been doing this for a lot longer than I have, but what is the advantage of setting up multiple listeners?

    I have several sites running on a VPS instance, each having their own unique IP address. One of the sites is extremely busy. Would it be beneficial in some way to be running a listener for each site, with each listener bound to the site's respective IP?
  2. NiteWave

    NiteWave Administrator

    I think listener is a native configuration option, it may have higher priority and better performance than those defined in httpd.conf. --- so you can just define 1 listener for the busy one, and see if any difference. If you have multiple CPU licenses, you can bind multiple CPUs to 1 listener, to serve the busiest site.
  3. Doubletap

    Doubletap Active Member

    Hmm. Ok, sounds like I may just have to give it a shot and see what happens.

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