Tiernan's Comms Closet

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Day 28 of #100daysofhomelab

Day 28 of #100daysofhomelab and I got some benchmarks for the WordPress site. First, using ab, going directly to WordPress. It does have W3 Total Cache turned on, using Redis for DB and Object Cache, etc. 10000 requests at 100 a go, 682 requests a second, and meantime of 146ms per request. Total bandwidth is around 50Mbit/s.

CPU usage while running this is somewhat pegged around the 100% mark.

Next, we run the same but this time direct to Varnish. It is caching the requests and not hitting the Nginx box. We are now at 1899 requests per second (2.7X more) and our meantime is down to 52ms (nearly 3x faster). and the bandwidth is now nearly 140Mb/s, again, nearly 3x higher.

and CPU usage is a little bit lower too!

So, happy days! Tomorrow I will be working on my RB5009 install, so photos, shouting and more will be uploaded then… but for now, some links.


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