Originally Posted by Yogesh Sarkar
Why not setup a test server with a Wordpress install and cache database queries in memcache as much as possible, then benchmark the time it takes to load a sample blogpost?
While database queries can cause variance in the benchmark, however it would provide a more real world performance benchmark than the simple hello world php pages.
Yes, adding WordPress into the mix would be a step closer to a real world situation, but it wouldn't be much closer. It would only add one of the multitude of factors that slow down sites. It would not really counter the argument that the benchmarks don't reflect the real world -- and it would make less clear the differences, if any, in the results.
To show real world differences we are currently recruiting some sites for case studies that will show the benefits of switching to LiteSpeed on a production site. Benchmarks, on the other hand, should be a "pure" comparison of two or more softwares, and thus it's important to keep them simple.
"...of shoes and ships and ceiling wax/ and cabbages and kings,/ of why the sea is boiling hot/ and whether pigs have wings."
Last edited by Michael; 08-15-2013 at 07:21 AM..
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