Now I have the server ready and Apache web server is also up and running, it’s time to test drive this bad boy now.
I know this is a box with slow CPU (only an 8 year old AMD400) so the bottlenet is probably around the CPU process power.
Use Apache ab utility, I started:
./ab -n1000 -c10Â http://localhost/
This will send in 1000 requests with 10 simultaneouly.
In another window, I ran:
top d 1
This will give me the resource utilization every 1 sec.
The test is quite interesting. During the run, the CPU was running with 0% idle time and the load average was around 10-12 per second, which means there are always around 10 process waiting.
Although there were no request failing, the average time for each request was about 7 seconds.