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    What is the fastest web server?

    As usual, I'm skeptical on any benchmarks. But this doesn't look too bad. It may not cover everything that gets done on a web server, but it's something to look at (also, bar charts!)

    http://www.webperformance.com/load-t...est-webserver/

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinscythe12332 View Post
    It may not cover everything that gets done on a web server...
    Something of an understatement

    There's also the "done with out-the-box settings" issue which I suggest might also be skewing results some.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave A View Post
    There's also the "done with out-the-box settings" issue which I suggest might also be skewing results some.
    At least it should be uniform =P

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    I'm fairly confident MS pays far more attention to default settings than the community projects do...

    ...and MS doesn't have to deal with the inherent problems of obtaining consensus out of a committee of unpaid, maniacal volunteers either.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    Well if you read their own comment about why they still use Apache: The difference is actually so infinitesimal as to be more than likely swamped by normal latency times. Thus you'd probably not even notice the difference between the fastest & slowest servers in those tested. And thus (for them at least) the overruling factor is: "Which server gives us the features we need?"
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    Hey Guys well i think that the Apache server is the most efficient.It is free so it is regularly being customized to best fit the credentials for the best possible web server.Thanks!!

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    Any differences observed between Apache server for Linux/Unix or for MS-Windows ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by polpak View Post
    Any differences observed between Apache server for Linux/Unix or for MS-Windows ?
    IIS is the Microsoft server product tested and came out the clear winner.
    (Hence the controversy, as it were).
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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