Well so performance seems pretty crummy if I am looking at RPS. Granted I am just learning about benchmarking. Even after I installed APC the best Apache benchmarks I can get for a basic "Hello World" sample is 2.81. That seems just way wrong, so I tried a few other frameworks including some micro frameworks and I am getting at least 90 RPS. Perhaps my APC could be configured better or there is more I can do with my server, but no matter what I do I don't see making up 87+ RPS. Any ideas?