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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Putting things together – the LAMP stack with Joomla

We examined Apache, PHP and MySQL performance on Linux: in other words, we are measuring the LAMP stack speed on both Red Hat and Debian.

One very common LAMP application is Joomla – an open source CMS. The following test shows the dynamic web pages servicing capability of the two contenders:

Red Hat vs Debian - Joomla with LAMP

Here we see identical servicing speed: while Debian was faster in static contents, it can not replicate that show with dynamic pages.


#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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