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From Hao Sun <>
Subject Re: [Fwd: apache web server and proxy throughput numbers]
Date Thu, 10 Aug 2000 16:09:38 GMT
Thanks, Graham. We are using reverse proxy and powerful web server. Our 10
req/sec is about 10 * 15K bytes per sec, ie 1.2 M bps. Is yours 1-1.5 M
bytes per sec? Can apache proxy do better?


-- Hao 

On Thu, 10 Aug 2000, Graham Leggett wrote:

> Hi,
> > Have any of you know anything about apache server/proxy throughput
> > performance? We did some test and found apache proxy can only do 10
> > request per second with freeBSD running on a Pentium 2 500M Hz, 500M main
> > memory machine with 20 initial apache processes. Do you have anything
> > better than 10/sec?
> What configuration are you using the proxy server in? A forward proxy,
> or a reverse proxy?
> Also remember that the proxy can only ship data to you as fast as the
> origin server gives it to you at. It also depends on whether the data
> you are shipping is cacheable by the proxy or not.
> We were using the reverse proxy to front end most of the content that
> lives at (about 6GB worth of websites on a number
> of backend machines). The reverse proxy was running on a Solaris E250
> machine with 512MB RAM and was shipping around 1-1.5mbps of data at any
> given time. The number of processes used hovered at around 100 to 150 at
> any given time, although sometimes it did go higher than that.
> Regards,
> Graham
> --

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