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From Scott Gifford <sgiff...@suspectclass.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache vs LiteSpeed
Date Fri, 15 Jan 2010 19:38:58 GMT
On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 12:08 PM, Jarrod Slick <jarrod@e-sensibility.com>wrote:
[ ... ]

> And another question: how would you do it differently?  Sure, in an ideal
> world I could assemble my own botnet and then blast my corporate network
> with a gigabit of distributed traffic multiple times for each webserver --
> but obviously in the real world that's not going to happen.


IMO it's not necessary to simulate different connections from all over the
world, but it is true that the benchmark client will consume a substantial
amount of resources, which will affect your result.  Both should be skewed
about the same, so it should be a fair comparison, but things like
"requests/sec" will not be meaningful.

Using the live Internet may cause your network connection to be the
bottleneck, too, which could give bad results.

I think using a LAN/VLAN connection would be a fair measure.  You could also
consider running the tests as instances on Amazon EC2, which will let you
lease a small pool of servers for a few hours for $20 or so.

---Scott.

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