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Apache using too much memory

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apache process is using allot of memory.  

any suggestions how to make it use less memory?

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whm/cpanel


top - 16:48:08 up 1 day, 23:20,  1 user,  load average: 0.64, 0.66, 0.62
Tasks: 1077 total,   2 running, 1075 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
Cpu(s):  1.0%us,  0.9%sy,  0.0%ni, 98.1%id,  0.0%wa,  0.0%hi,  0.0%si,  0.0%st
Mem:  66092388k total, 20597876k used, 45494512k free,  1252612k buffers
Swap: 34097136k total,        0k used, 34097136k free, 13959548k cached

  PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND
73397 nobody    20   0 2020m  11m 2580 S  2.6  0.0   0:34.07 httpd
 5948 nobody    20   0 2020m  11m 2580 S  1.0  0.0   0:24.98 httpd
73474 nobody    20   0 2020m  11m 2580 S  1.0  0.0   0:33.84 httpd
73294 nobody    20   0 2020m  11m 2580 S  0.7  0.0   0:32.51 httpd
73295 nobody    20   0 2020m  11m 2580 S  0.7  0.0   0:41.07 httpd
73296 nobody    20   0 2020m  11m 2552 S  0.7  0.0   0:32.65 httpd
73430 nobody    20   0 2020m  10m 2272 S  0.7  0.0   0:31.80 httpd
73646 nobody    20   0 2020m  11m 2592 S  0.7  0.0   0:37.01 httpd
74196 nobody    20   0 2020m  10m 2280 S  0.7  0.0   0:31.01 httpd
23416 nobody    20   0 2020m  10m 2232 S  0.3  0.0   0:09.55 httpd
73286 nobody    20   0 88980 2952  968 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 httpd

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