Performance Analysis of a Web Server

Performance Analysis of a Web Server

Jijun Lu (University of Connecticut, USA) and Swapna S. Gokhale (University of Connecticut, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-060-8.ch025
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With the rapid development and widespread use of the Internet, Web servers have become a dominant source of information and services. The use of Web servers in business and critical application domains imposes stringent performance requirements on them. These performance requirements cast a direct influence on the choice of the configuration options of the hardware and the software infrastructure on which a Web server is deployed. In addition to the selection of configuration options, for a given level of load and a particular hardware and software configuration, it is necessary to estimate the performance of a Web server prior to deployment.

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