I know apachebench may not necessarily be the most reliable benchmark tool, but I have the Blue Moon 4 dedicated server, and just doing a
ab -n 100 -c 100 http://<url>/phpinfo.php
resulted in 4 failed requests. Bumping that up to 200 and 200 results in 109/200 failed requests (all 503s). The file is just literally
<?php phpinfo(); ?>
I have a client that expects a ton of traffic on Monday, how can I be sure that it will be able to withstand the traffic? I've cached stuff as much as possible, and will be willing to statically cache some files from my CMS (php/mysql) so that it's literally just serving up HTML, but if the server can't handle phpinfo(), a static HTML file shouldn't be much more efficient.
Was trying to mess around with the MPM settings, but it's not really obvious to me which httpd.conf file is actually in use on the dedicated servers.