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Are most webserver benchmarks useless? [closed]

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How do you do load testing and capacity planning for web sites?

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Any tool to benchmark web server performance

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Best Practices for Webserver Benchmarking

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big difference in HTTP response time between US and UK clients

I am looking into a problem with some images hosted in the US, that some users get really slow load times. This image for example; ...
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Tips for benchmarking and load testing web server?

I'm trying to benchmark and load test various web server setups (mod_php vs php as fastcgi, max/min worker/thread configuration, and so on). I'm starting with ab, but would be interested in other ...