In other of the other threads here, I noticed UnixBench was mentioned to test the speed of a VPS. Is this a good tool to use, or are there others that might be better? I was going to try testing some of the VPS systems that I administrate. Some are Linux, and some are FreeBSD. Because of two different OSes, would this cause the results to look different?
- Unixbench is largely a test of 'burst' characteristics (i.e. potential maximum performance)
- RAM has little effect
- Unixbench-WHT variant has increased I/O weightings (i.e. File tests)
I guess using it would be a starting point, as long as you are aware some platforms are configured to be very 'bursty' which does not always indicate typical performance. Though from what I remember reading the results thread the FreeBSD performance is some way off I'm not sure as I haven't tried it.