|The following graph is in no way scientific. One day the engineers at UsenetBinaries.com just decided to author a "Hello, World" program on a variety of web development platforms to illustrate general relative performance. There are *many* more techniques for analyzing the performance of a web development platform then the one we used, and performance certainly isnt the only criteria when selecting a development platform either.|
Obviously UsenetBinaries.com moves a tremendous amount of dynamic content daily, so we were interested in seeing how the different platforms stood up to what we were currently using. We posted our results here as a public service.
The benchmarks included mod_perl2, C Apache Modules, Static HTML, C, Perl, Python, Ruby, and Ruby On Rails CGI/FastCGI, and PHP.
All of the tests were run standalone on an unloaded webserver consisting of a 2.4 GHz Tyan Opteron 150,1 GB DDR 400 ECC RAM, running Linux 188.8.131.52-20mdk, 64-bit.
In all cases, we followed the most straightforward and canonical install instructions we could find, compiled 64-bit from source with gcc -O2 (3.4.1), and always implemented the 'Hello, World' as dynamic text.
Webserver was Apache 2.2.
The test simply consisted of running ab -c 1000 http://localhost/etc.html on the same server. We would do this several times to come up with a good representational number.
We did also play with multiple requests but the overall *relative* performance was similar.
You may also be interested in our new GCC vs ICC Compiler Benchmarks - Perl Executable Performance