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    Default Apache PHP Performance Limit


    I'd like to find out if my system can take a certain load, number of PHP requests per unit of time. How would one go about this?

    I'm about to make a change on Digital Camera Buying Guide, Photography Articles and Reviews | that would make all pages pass through PHP with personalized information which will prevent me from setting the cache-validity any significant amount of time (currently it is 1 hour). To handle the current load it needs to process 500 PHP requests per minute but I would like to make sure my system can handle twice the load. It is a Phenom II X4 with 8GB RAM running OpenSUSE 11.2.

    Thanks in advance,

    - Itai
    - Itai

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    Default Re: Apache PHP Performance Limit

    Set up a test bench with a automated client and start pounding the web server with requests and measure the effect I suppose?

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    You could use a test tool like Apache JMeter

    JMeter - Apache JMeter
    Technology is 'stuff that doesn't work yet.' -- Bran Ferren

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    Default Re: Apache PHP Performance Limit

    I'll take a lot at JMeter is seems promising.

    Pounding the server could work if I had something that could sent enough requests. I don't think it will show a linear response though, so I can't send 10% of the load and multiply the results by 10. Right?

    Thanks for the replies!

    - Itai
    - Itai

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