Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL6.1) vs Debian 6 - A performance comparison

Written by Gionatan Danti on . Posted in Linux & Unix

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Apache benchmark – static pages

Its now time to analyze the much more interesting real world results. The first benchmark is about Apache's static HTML pages servicing capability. Keep in mind that the HTML paged being serviced is a mirror of the homepage as on 22/07/2011:

Red Hat vs Debian - Apache static

A very interesting run! The Debian system seems to service substantially more static HTML pages, by a ~25% margin.


#1 David van Enckevort 2012-06-09 00:17
Although I do like your comparison between the two systems I don't think there is a real use case for using an off the shelf installation and being the fastest distribution. It will be much more efficient to look at tuning the distribution you are familiar with to give the best performance.
#2 Gionatan Danti 2012-06-11 15:52
Hi David,
I can see your point.

However, I saw many, many Linux hosts/services configured with default settings. In this case, the distribution-sp ecific default configuration will be a relevant part of the equation.

And other articles will cover application-spe cific tuning ;)


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