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Cache Doesn't Improve Request Per Second
In many tutorials, caching significantly improves requests per second using benchmarking tools like WRK and AB. For some reason, caching doesn’t seem to improve request per second at all - it might even make it worse. I’ve been stuck between 1k to 3k requests per second.
Can someone please help me understand how some people seem to reach 12k to 30k requests per second using the same benchmarking tools?
I’m using the following optimizations:
- Load balancing w/ 5 web servers
- Browser cache
- FastCGI cache
- HTTP2 w/ server push
- Gzip compression
- Image resizing w/ resized image cache
- Cache in RAM
- Webp images
- HTML and CSS minification
- Removing unused CSS
- Lazy loading images
I’ve also tried:
- Dedicated CPU web server
Here is my nginx.conf file.
I’ve been trying to figure this out for over three weeks now but I’m stumped…
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