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Benchmarking Linux servers

Discussion in 'Servers and Enterprise Solutions' started by Cromulent, Jan 14, 2020 at 9:53 AM.

  1. Cromulent

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 1, 2007

    Posts: 3,720

    Location: England

    I want to write a blog post comparing the performance of a couple of VPS providers, but I'm unsure what benchmarking tools to use on Linux. If this were a Windows desktop, I'd know exactly what to use, but I don't have any experience benchmarking Linux servers.

    Could someone give me some pointers on what software to use?
     
  2. Sp00n

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 18,099

    Location: Brighton

    Phoronix, Geekbench, Sysbench, Hardinfo would be a good starting point.
     
  3. Cromulent

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 1, 2007

    Posts: 3,720

    Location: England

    Cool. Thanks.
     
  4. Avalon

    Soldato

    Joined: Dec 29, 2002

    Posts: 5,156

    Let’s start with the blatantly obvious: What exactly do you wish to benchmark? It’s the most basic bit of information that really needs to be provided to get a relevant answer, it’s omission also begs the question of why blog about something you seemingly have very little knowledge or experience of? Other resources already do a pretty decent job.

    VPS and remote server benchmarks tend to fall into three basic sets, CPU, storage and connectivity/peering, depending on your audience, accepted norms already exist for comparison, rather than re-invent the wheel you probably want to spend a little time reading some of those before going further, as much for your own benefit as those who may read your blog.