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Load Testing with IE8 and Firefox 3.5 What effect does increased connection limits in the latest browsers (IE 8.0, FF 3.5) have on the performance of an Apache web server?
Beta Browser Performance Shootout The latest crop of beta browsers, IE 8, Safar 4, and Google's Chrome are examined using the most popular websites to see if any of them are indeed faster than the competition.
Measuring the Performance Effects of Dynamic Compression in IIS 7.0 Enabling dynamic compression in IIS 7.0 can reduce the bandwidth usage on a particular file by up to 70%, but also reduces the maximum load a server can handle and may actually reduce site performance if the site compresses large dynamic files. Read the full report for a complete analysis.
Measuring the Performance Effects of mod_deflate in Apache 2.2 Enabling mod_deflate can reduce the bandwidth usage on a particular file by up to 70%, but also reduces the maximum load a server can handle and may actually reduce site performance if the site compresses large dynamic files. Read the full report for a complete analysis.
Open Source APC Module Increases PHP Performance 2.8 Times The latest installment in our PHP performance series takes a look at the open source APC module, which is described this way: "APC is a free, open, and robust framework for caching and optimizing PHP intermediate code."
The Impact of Zend Platform on PHP Performance The performance of our reference PHP application under load (a default SugarCRM installation) showed a 140% increase, measured by total system capacity, after installation of the Zend Platform.
Load Testing SugarCRM in a Virtual MachineThe performance of our reference application under load (a default SugarCRM installation) showed a 14% decrease, measured by total system capacity, when running in a virtual machine.
Impact of Zend Optimizer on PHP Performance This article measures the performance impact of the Zend Optimizer on a real-world processor-bound PHP application (SugarCRM) under load.
Safari 3 Windows Beta Performance Analysis We evaluate Apple's performance claims for their Safari 3 Windows browser.
Load Testing A Virtual Web Application Virtualizing web and application servers makes them easier to manage, but how does it affect performance?
Using AJAX to Improve the Bandwidth Performance of Web Applications The results of an experiment that attemped to utilize AJAX techniques to reduce bandwidth consumption of a web application by at least 50%.
Comparing Apache Tomcat Performance on Windows vs. Linux Part 1 The performance of the Apache Tomcat server is compared on Windows vs. Linux when a memory limitation is present. This shows the marked difference in how the two platforms handle being resource limited.
Comparing Apache Tomcat Performance on Windows vs. Linux Part 2 The same tests as part one are re-run, this time with no memory limitation showing a marked increase in Tomcat performance on Linux over Windows.
Comparing The Performance of J2EE Servers The performance of a variety of servlet containers are compared, including:
  • Tomcat 4.1.12
  • IronFlare Orion 1.5.2
  • Jetty 4.1.1
  • Caucho Resin 2.1.5
  • Sun ONE 7.0
  • IBM WebSphere 4.0 (Advanced Single-Server)

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