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Wordpress Test server and site for benchmarking

Discussion in 'Blogs & CMS usage' started by Speed Addict, Dec 20, 2016.

  1. Speed Addict

    Speed Addict New Member

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    I am testing different nginx/php configurations and options for wordpress. When I am testing performance, I am not sure what to benchmark against. I thought it would be good if you had a test server/site with benchmarks and made the site available for everyone(for example the cyberchimp theme). May be keep a database of the benchmark(since serverbear is down now) Then when I run a site/server config, I know what type of performance to expect and whether changes I make will increase/reduce performance. I know there are alot of factors such as geography and bandwidth but I hope we can come up with a way to account for those differences. What do you think?
     
  2. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

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    siege benchmark ?
     
  3. Speed Addict

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    Siege is good but, the exact software configuration should be tested for example. Most sites will use php, mariadb, ssl, have some images(maybe a full wordpress theme). So testing a site with those versus just a default nginx page would give much more real world results.
     
  4. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Me setting up test servers would be too costly to maintain unless Centmin Mod users would be covering the operating costs and costs for my time in maintaining them. However, server hardware, network bandwidth/speed and geographic distance are huge factors for performance variations etc. So best thing to do is for you yourself to setup centmin mod + wordpress based servers in locations geographically relevant to your visitors and test. If you used centmin mod 123.09beta01 and centmin.sh menu option 22 to setup a test wordpress installation on Linode 4GB plan and I did the same using just the centmin.sh menu option 22, the performance would be exactly the same anyway. It's only when I manually add my own tuning and performance tweaks (reserved for my paying consult clients) will it differ.