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The docker container for websering benchmark of clouds. Apache2 + php5 + ssl
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Environment variables and defaults


  • default: not set - if set to any value the HTTP Strict Transport Security will
    be activated on SSL Channel


  • default: not set - if set together with HSTS_HEADERS_ENABLE and set to
    any value the HTTP Strict Transport Security will be deactivated on subdomains


This Dockerfile is not really made for direct usage. It should be used as
base-image for your apache2 project. But you can run it anyways.

You should overwrite the /etc/apache2/external/ with a folder, containing your
apache2 *.conf files (VirtualHosts etc.), certs and a dh.pem. If you
forget the dh.pem file, it will be created at the first start - but this
can/will take a long time!

docker run -d \
-p 80:80 -p 443:443 \
-v <path to .>/data/:/etc/apache2/external/ \
-v <path to .>/data/:/var/www/html \

Running the client

You can use any bencharmking client to run tests on this server out of many
, most of which are available for fee. I used Autobench to run
generate load (i.e. requests to the server) to actually benchmark the
server. You can also download and compile the source from here.

     autobench --single_host --host1 localhost --uri1 /index.php --quiet \
      --low_rate 20 --high_rate 200 --rate_step 20 --num_call 10 \
      --num_conn 5000 --timeout 5 --file results.tsv

The above command will generate connections starting from 20/sec to 200/sec with
a stop of 20 and send in 10 requests per connections till a total of 5000

It will spit out a nice tsv (tab seperate values, like csv) that you can import
to excel or google sheets to plot. Although along with Autobench there is also a
script called bench2graph that you can use to create plots using gnuplot.

Based on

This Dockerfile is based on the
/_/ubuntu:15.04/ Official Image.

Cheat Sheet

Creating a high secure SSL CSR with openssl

This cert might be incompatible with Windows 2000, XP and older IE Versions

openssl req -nodes -new -newkey rsa:4096 -out csr.pem -sha256

Creating a self-signed ssl cert

Please note, that the Common Name (CN) is important and should be the FQDN to
the secured server:

openssl req -x509 -newkey rsa:4086 \
-keyout key.pem -out cert.pem \
-days 3650 -nodes -sha256
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