Tools used for performance measurement and profiling

Now that we have installed all of the required server components, we need to install and make ourselves familiar with multiple performance measuring tools and utilities. The aim of this work is to provide the most accurate results thus we have to use as much benchmarking tools as possible. Server-side benchmarking utilities htop On the […]

Setting up a testing environment

Before we can do any real benchmarking runs, we firstly need to set up our testing environment. For these purposes, we will be using a VPS with Ubuntu 14.04 pre-installed. To reproduce the steps, you can install that version of Ubuntu on your local machine or buy a cheap VPS plan from or any […]

Introduction to our work and prerequisites

Before we dive into all the details our work contains, let us outline a brief introduction of the composition of the paper. Testing environment Firstly, we need to setup our testing environment. It will include Apache HTTP and Nginx as web serving applications. Then, we will install and setup PHP v5.6 and the latest HHVM […]