Apache 2.0 Holds Its Own in Performance Tests
Apache 2.0 keeps pace with IIS on Windows servers but no performance gain on Linux seen.For eWeek Labs preliminary tests of Apache 2.0 we used RadView Software Ltd.s WebLoad 5.0 to create the test loads. Tests were based on scripted access of static HTML pages. In all tests the web servers were in their default configurations and were not tuned for performance. Apache 2.0 performance on Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Apache 2.035 and IIS 5.0 were installed on Windows 2000 Advanced Server. Given the fact that IIS is essentially the benchmark for performance on Windows servers, Apache 2.0s ability to match it is very significant. These results can be attributed to the improved design and native Windows code for Apache 2.0.