Web server benchmarking

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Web server benchmarking is the process of estimating a web server performance in order to find if the server can serve sufficiently high workload.

Key parameters[edit]

The performance is usually measured in terms of:

  • Number of requests that can be served per second (depending on the type of request, etc.);
  • Latency response time in milliseconds for each new connection or request;
  • Throughput in bytes per second (depending on file size, cached or not cached content, available network bandwidth, etc.).

The measurements must be performed under a varying load of clients and requests per client.

Tools for benchmarking[edit]

Load testing (stress/performance testing) a web server can be performed using automation/analysis tools such as:

Web application benchmarks[edit]

Web application benchmarks measure the performance of application servers and database servers used to host web applications. TPC-W was a common benchmark emulating an online bookstore with synthetic workload generation.

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