The basis for fast Magento hosting is fast hardware. Virtual servers and hosting accounts are often sold with all kinds of great promises, but in practice they do not deliver the performance that Magento, and hence you, needs. In order to compare different servers with each other, we have developed some tests. We also show the results of our servers, so you can compare them. If you have a virtual or shared server, maybe they do not provide the same performance at busy times of the day as in quiet moments. Therefore, it is advisable to perform the tests at various times.
To install the tests, you must be the root user on that server. If necessary, ask your hosting provider to do the installation for you.
Installation in Ubuntu / Debian
apt-get install iozone3 sysbench
Installatie in CentOS 6, 64 bits
rpm -Uvh http://fedora.cu.be/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
rpm -Uvh http://pkgs.repoforge.org/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm
rpm -Uvh http://repo.webtatic.com/yum/el6/x86_64/webtatic-release-6-6.noarch.rpm
yum install –enablerepo=epel,rpmforge,webtatic,dag iozone sysbench
IO Zone – Test disk performance
Execute this test in the directory containing the Magento files, probably called httpdocs or public_html.
iozone -i0 -i2 -I -s100M
random random KB reclen write rewrite read reread read write 102400 4 67259 87187 84126 81562
For this test, the server must write a file of 100 MB, and then read sequentially and random. The results are in kilobytes per second, so the higher the better.
SysBench – CPU Test
sysbench –test=cpu –num-threads=4 run
Maximum prime number checked in CPU test: 10000 Test execution summary: total time: 2.7464s total number of events: 10000
In this test, the CPU must find all the prime numbers under 10,000 as soon as possible. The number is the time that was required in seconds. The lower the better.
SysBench – Test Geheugen
sysbench –test=memory run
Memory transfer size: 102400M .... Test execution summary: total time: 35.4085s total number of events: 104857600
The memory must write a total of 100 Gigabyte in this test. The result is the time required in seconds. The lower the better.
| more = beter | less = beter | | IO Zone kB/sec |SysBench Total Sec| SERVER|DESCRIPTION |SEQ WRITE|RAND READ|RAND WRITE| CPU| MEMORY| Moon |Monitoring VM| 999| 9844| 975| 3,09| 78,76| Sky |Magento Svr | 81296| 98169| 100445| 2.75| 45.57| Sun |Magento Svr | 92259| 108916| 104129| 3.14| 35.78| Wind |Magento Svr | 139739| 180145| 171239| 2.75| 25.50|
Of course fast hardware is only the beginning. The servers of Magentohosting.PRO are also extensively optimized for Magento concerning equipment. All components such as memory usage, PHP, web server and database, are tuned in detail to perform optimally in combination with Magento.