How to: Reduce nbr of processes (Ruby, Apache, BackgroundRB)

Hi there,

I’m currently trying to cut back on memory usage on my production

I have noticed that I have 2 ruby processes running on my server: “ruby”
and “ruby1.8”. Is this normal? If not, how do I get rid of the 2nd one?

For Apache, I have 6 processes running - what is that good for? How can
I reduce them or should I not?

Thridly, I have 3 “packet_worker_runner” (from backgroundRB) processes
running. Is it possible and OK to have only 1? If yes, how?

Thanks a lot for any hints!