I know this is not a good question, but I currently do not have any possibility to "performance test this" on my own, as I do not have access to any dedicated servers and I first have to buy one.
What are your experiences in Apache SSL performance (SSL-Requests per Seceond). I would be greatfull for some examples of you and/or an estimate what you think might be "out of the box" possible with a default installation of an Apache 2 with an SSL certificate on up to date hardware like an Intel Core i7-920 (4 Cores with 2,6 GHZ).
(With SSL Request I mean the First Request with all the SSL Handshaking and then 5 "follow up requests" with an establised SSL "Connection/Handshake") (Size of the Data is about 10KB) . How many Requests per Second are most likely possible with the hardware mentioned above. Or what where you possible to achieve with your hardware in your environment regarding SSL Performance).
(The Probelem is, I do not have any clue at all about SSL Performance. I read a lot that SSL connections are so much worse that I do not know if I can achieve with up to date hardware 10 Requests a Second or 200 or 2000. (With a standard apache WITHOUT SSL several thousand Requests per second should be possible?)
Thank you very much!! jan