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    Static .html / How Much Traffic Can It Handle?

    Hey guys,

    Assuming there is a static .html page (with 10 +- requests per site load total, 70-100 KB +-), basically no mysql connections or anything when opening, how much requests could the following server handle?

    2x Xeon E5506 @ 2133 MHz, 8 Cores, 4 GB RAM, SAS RAID 1

    2x Xeon E5645 @ 2400 MHz, 12 Cores, 8 GB RAM, SATA

    Would SATA HDD be a limiting factor here? Which configuration would you pick?

    Also, would you go with mod deflate on or off? What are you experiences?

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    If all files can fit into RAM (as file cache), then even an Atom can saturate a 1 Gbps connection if you only serve static files (proper server config and use of either nginx, lighttpd or Apache threaded mode required). Okay, maybe Atom is pushing it a bit, but the CPUs you list will be mostly idle when serving only static content.

    If all files can't fit into RAM of either server then the next bottleneck will be HDD, so fastest drives (SAS RAID 1 in your case) is best.
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    Set deflate to off and upload the html files already compressed. Then you would save cpu that way as well.

    However, I'd say disk would bottleneck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GHDpro View Post
    If all files can fit into RAM (as file cache), then even an Atom can saturate a 1 Gbps connection if you only serve static files (proper server config and use of either nginx, lighttpd or Apache threaded mode required). Okay, maybe Atom is pushing it a bit, but the CPUs you list will be mostly idle when serving only static content.

    If all files can't fit into RAM of either server then the next bottleneck will be HDD, so fastest drives (SAS RAID 1 in your case) is best.
    cant get any better explanation this this ! Intel Atom, with enough ram, and it should go A1
    Last edited by existsite; 03-27-2011 at 07:29 PM. Reason: added description

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    Quote Originally Posted by DjiXas View Post
    Hey guys,

    Assuming there is a static .html page (with 10 +- requests per site load total, 70-100 KB +-), basically no mysql connections or anything when opening, how much requests could the following server handle?

    2x Xeon E5506 @ 2133 MHz, 8 Cores, 4 GB RAM, SAS RAID 1

    2x Xeon E5645 @ 2400 MHz, 12 Cores, 8 GB RAM, SATA

    Would SATA HDD be a limiting factor here? Which configuration would you pick?

    Also, would you go with mod deflate on or off? What are you experiences?
    Provided all of the files in total are small enough to fit in the RAM (file caching) and you use a light weight webserver such as nginx then you should could potentially serve tens of thousands or requests per second. You should easily be able to saturate a 1Gbps connection.
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    I just setup for a client yesterday an Intel i5 2500 8GB's RAM, single 1TB SATA II HD, cPanel; tweaked it up.

    Using Apachebench, 10000 connections, 10 concurrent users, grabbing a 100k.html file, the results are.

    Requests per second: 12546.66 [#/sec] (mean) @10 Concurrent
    Requests per second: 13638.40 [#/sec] (mean) @25 Concurrent
    Requests per second: 13148.21 [#/sec] (mean) @50 Concurrent
    Requests per second: 13446.50 [#/sec] (mean) @100 Concurrent

    Not the same as your example, but you should be quite fine.

    Thanks,
    Anthony
    Anthony Torreso
    Director of Technologies - Silver Knight Technologies
    http://www.silverknighttech.com

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    This is absolutely awesome!

    Thanks a lot, guys :-)Yes, site is pretty small and fit fine in RAM

    I'll probably now get this one

    AMD Phenom II X6 1055T @ 2812 MHz, 6 CPU's, 5.9GB RAM, SATA RAID 1

    One question though: how do I compress .html files before uploading them to the server?
    Last edited by DjiXas; 03-28-2011 at 02:54 AM.

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