Highly Unscientific Comparison of Webservers

Websever Benchmark Results A while ago a customer asked us to perform some benchmarks which would be applicable to their live application. The webservers in question are Apache, lighttpd and nginx

The tests were made using apachebench on two dedicated machines with no other tasks and over a dedicated 100 mbit network. Some figures really surprises me/strikes me as odd, such as the varied php performance of lighttpd utilising fastcgi!

I suppose it would only have been fair to test apache with fastcgi as well, but thatwas out of scope for their request.Should you be interested in the full AB output, you can download a tarball containing all the data here. See attachment for diagrams and figures.

Feb 20th, 2008