since you seem to asking about the 1.3 GHz Celeron
machine itself, you could start with using the Apache httpd server benchmarking
tool 'ab'. There are various parameters, but you could simply
execute for example -
/usr/local/apache/bin/ab http://www.your_server.com/ and you'll
get a result where towards the bottom it tells you how many requests
per second the server can handle. You can even include paths -
for example /usr/local/apache/bin/ab http://www.your_server.com/manual/
. If you can't execute it yourself, maybe you can get the hosters to do it
and send you the result, or you can even use the ab tool from another machine to
benchmark the server running on a machine located across town, or
whereever. So if you know of a 1.3 GHz Celeron or similar server
somewhere, you can benchmark it in this way to get a good idea of its per second
I just benchmarked http://www.whitehouse.gov/ and got 5.81
requests per second, but it won't tell you what hardware it's running
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2004 2:15
Subject: Re: max requests a celeron web
server can handle
hi robert, all,
my problem is that i can't run a benchmark because i don't have that
machine. it's a managed hosting package im interested in.
the machine will be hosting 1 website only. with about 3,000 static html
files and about 5,000 image files (from 3kb to 100kb. and no, it's not a
pornsite, but a bike enthusiast site)
so what do you guys think? any ballpark as to how many simulataneous
users it can serve and how many page-views it can do per hour will be very
Robert Hensel <email@example.com> wrote:
on the files being served, are they always the same (one
like 200 different websites? I guess with just static files
&stuff) the IDE disk will be your bottleneck, unless the files
mostly cached (you do have 1G RAM).
I would run an apache benchmark (ab)
from multiple pc's and see for
yourself how much it can handle (however,
as i said before, if you have
a large number of websites that aren't
cached, that benchmark wouldn't
be a really good test since you only
test one file)
>I've been googling
around for recorded info on how many static files per second a 1.3GHz
Pentium Celeron (1Gb RAM, 7200 RPM IDE hardisk), Apache web server can serve
before it starts getting slow. The static files we're talking about he re
are just small files ranging from a few kilobytes to maybe 300kb. Didn't
have much luck with my googling and just got pointed mostly to biased
looking Zeus articles.
>Anyone here can share their
experience? How many files and up to how many users can a web server of such
specs serve before its performance starts dropping?
ideas or ballparks will be fine.
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