Yesterday, I wrote about node.js being fast. Here are some numbers. I ran Apache Benchmark on the simplest Hello World program possible, testing 10,000 requests with 100 concurrent connections (
ab -n 10000 -c 100). These are on my Dell E5400, with lots of application running, so take them with a pinch of salt.
|PHP5 on Apache 2.2.6
||1,550/sec||Base case. But this isn’t too bad|
See Tornadoweb example
|1,900/sec||Over 20% faster|
|Static HTML on Apache 2.2.6
||2,250/sec||Another 20% faster|
|Static HTML on nginx 0.9.0
See nodejs.org example
|2,500/sec||Faster than a static file on nginx!|
I was definitely NOT expecting this result… but it looks like serving a static file with node.js could be faster than nginx. This might explain why Markup.io is exposing node.js directly, without an nginx or varnish proxy.