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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PHP Benchmark

The previous result is a remarkable one; however, as you surely know, nowadays most web pages are dynamic - generated by using some scripting languages. How well will Red Hat and Debian fare on PHP code interpretation?

Red Hat vs Debian - PHP bench

Well, it seems that Red Hat is measurably faster than Debian with both the PHP CLI interpreter and the PHP Apache (web) module.

Do this means that Red Hat will be faster in dynamic pages servicing? We will see this shortly.


#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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