Benchmarking Nginx on a prehistoric PIII 500
Denis S. Filimonov
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Fri Mar 14 06:51:25 MSK 2008
On Thursday 13 March 2008 23:31:27 Cliff Wells wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-03-13 at 19:54 -0500, Denis S. Filimonov wrote:
> > I'm surprised noone has asked the most obvious question yet: Why vmware?
> > It's a huge unknown factor in the measurement which renders the whole
> > experiment questionable at best.
> I think this is actually a good benchmark specifically because it's in
> VMware (although I think Xen or OpenVZ would have been more
> appropriate). It's not a pure HTTP server test, rather a test of how
> the various servers operate in the constrained environment of a VPS.
> With the massive increase in VPS hosting and the fact that lots of
> people utilizing VPS hosting would benefit from a lightweight HTTP
> server makes this particular benchmark quite useful.
If that was the intent, it should be reflected in the title, because now it's
outright misleading. Also the version of VMWare is essential.
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