I am running apache2 as a server from my 10.04 ubuntu

There are two questions that I have:

How many instances of the inet_csk_wait_for_connect waiting channel does apache2 really need? I have 10 running and I am not sure why.

The second question I have a php visit counter set up, and one of the addresses is a local which has no computer account. is there a daemon that is 'hitting' the site for some unknown to me reason?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!