Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.

Re: Why Apple compare Apache on OS X with IIS on NT

Author:Lixian B. Chiu
Posted:3/18/1999; 9:53:31 AM
Topic:Why Apple compare Apache on OS X with IIS on NT
Msg #:4238 (In response to 4233)
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You are right, but since it's still an Apache server, we know that there are other external factors affecting the performance, be it the OS, or the optimized TCP/IP stacks. On the other hand, if they compared Apache on OS X against IIS on NT, they would be comparing 4 different beasts with no common factors. How do you tell whether it is IIS beats Apache, NT beats OS X server, or vice versa?

On the other hand, I also think that a Web benchmarks is not a very reliable measure. Anyone knows how they measure it? Nowadays, a lot of websites are actually a web application. The OS runs more than just the webserver, but also a bunch of other apps, cgis, and/or databases. I would doubt that the cooperative Mac OS (w/ WebTen) can still perform better the OS X server under such environment.

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