Web Server Speed Comparisons

I just tried a couple of tests by posting a 155k file on a few types of web servers to measure the load time. DNS was factored out and all client side caches were cleared.

Rackspace CloudServer 1.35 to 1.65 seconds
Rackspace VPS running Apache 2, consistently 1.05 seconds
LimeLight CDN 0.404 seconds

The differences are pretty profound, I think. I’ll be looking at CDNs in the future…

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