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Re: max requests a celeron web server can handle

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 request performance.
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 on.
----- Original Message -----
From: Shannon R.
Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2004 2:15 AM
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 much appreciated.

Robert Hensel <robert@hensel.nl> wrote:

Depends on the files being served, are they always the same (one
website) or like 200 different websites? I guess with just static files
(no db &stuff) the IDE disk will be your bottleneck, unless the files
are 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)


Shannon R. wrote:

>Hello List!
>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?
>Rough ideas or ballparks will be fine.
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