Saturday, November 3, 2012

benchmarking with http_load


There are a lot tools are there to benchmark a webserver. One of the useful tool is http_load. It is very simple to use. First you have to download and install http_load. Then test the webserver with urls and different options. With http_load you can run multiple http fetches in parallel to test the performance. It gives you a rough idea of how many bytes a server can serve in a time period.
Install the http_load tool:
wget http://www.acme.com/software/http_load/http_load-12mar2006.tar.gz
tar xvzf http_load-12mar2006.tar.gz
cd http_load-12mar2006
make
make install #if required