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I've been recently receiving this weird error where Apache just becomes unresponsive and completely stops until it is manually restarted.

It gets to a point where I can not longer retrieve apache status from cPanel, and all websites running apache just hang on "connecting" until it times out.

Has anyone else received this problem?

This is a screenshot of my top when this weird problem occurs, usually the top has all httpd and php processes. weird Thanks for your help

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are you running/hosting any memory intensive scripts? – Reuben L. Jun 12 '12 at 5:37

I found the problem. It was related to mod_fcgid's bug of locking processes and then slowly killing apache completely.

Listed here is how I fixed it

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