LXer: Howto: Performance Benchmarks a Web server
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First, benchmarking a web server is not an easy thing. To benchmark a web server the time it will take to give a page is not important: you donít care if a user can have his page in 0.1 ms or in 0.05 ms as nobody can have such delays on the Internet. What is important is the average time it will take when you have a maximum number of users on your site simultaneously. Another important thing is how much more time it will take when there are 2 times more users: a server that take 2 times more for 2 times more users is better than another that take 4 times more for the same amount of users. Here are few tips to carry out procedure along with an example.
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