I'm running PHP 5.0.5 with LSAPI configured as follows: Max Connections = 300 Instances = 1 PHP_LSAPI_CHILDREN=300 The server is practically idling (one active HTTP request), yet when I do a ps -A, I see that I have 300 lsphp processes running. Is this the way it's supposed to be? I was under the impression that if Instances = 1, it would only launch a single lsphp process. I apologize if my knowledge of Linux processes is lacking, but is PS supposed to show all the child processes, or just the parent process? Also, isn't it supposed to kill the process when it's done? Why would I have 300 active processes with only a single page request?