For a good overview of current WWW technology, Serverwatch is a terrific
resource. It is intended to aid Webmasters in their search for the
right Web technology, including supporting tools and products.
Below are links to Web server benchmarking utilities and to other
sources of information for benchmarking results.
- Considered the standard benchmarking tool for Web servers. It
was heavily influenced by the design of LADDIS, an NFS
- From the makers of LADDIS. The Standard Performance
Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) specialize in performance
- Ziff-Davis Benchmark Operation
- Also known as ZDBOp, they develop and support the publicly
available, core benchmark programs that all ZD publications
- Provides in-depth information on server software for the World
Wide Web. Included are pointer to other benchmarking efforts.
- The makers of the perhaps the best performing commercial Web
server have results supporting their claim. Included are
discussions about why they implemented their own benchmarking
client rather than using WebStone.
Listed here are reference documentation to protocols which we intend
to fully implement into the Web server.
- The current standard protocol of Web servers and clients.
- The next generation of HTTP, supporting persistent connections
and other goodies.
These are the homepages of the servers we use in our test-suite, as
well as other servers, which we intend include in our suite in future
- NCSA HTTPd
- One of the original HTTP servers.
- Currently the de-facto standard Web server. Freely available.
- A extremely well designed freely available high-performance Web
server. Currently only supported on Solaris 2.4+, but is being
- CERN's new HTTP/1.1 compliant Web server. Written in Java,
- Java Web
- Formerly named Jeeves. JavaSoft's Web server
- A small single threaded concurrent HTTP server. Freely
- The Tiny/Turbo/Throttling HTTP server. Not full featured,
commercial. Allows server administrator to specify maximum byte
transfer rate on groups of URLs.
- A commercial Web server written in Pike, and interpreted
language. Formerly known as Spinner.
- A commercial Web server with excellent performance.
- Netscape Enterprise
- Netscape's feature rich Web server, supported on both NT and