Top 6 Web Server Performance Testing Tools
Web server benchmarking is a way of determining the
performance of a web server with the aim of establishing how well it
copes under a sufficiently high workload. Performance testing is
important to help maintain continuous system performance.
The performance of a web server can be expressed in a number
of different ways including the number of requests served within a
certain time, the latency response time for each new connection or
request, or the throughput.
The open source Linux benchmarking tools featured in this
article enable the performance of a web server to be tested prior to
releasing it in a production environment. Accurately testing a web
server is quite a challenging activity.
This is, in part, because a web system is a distributed system.
Further, Hypertext Transfer Protocol, the application protocol for
hypermedia information systems, can cause connection usage patterns
that the Transmission Control Protocol was not designed for. Moreover,
problems are generated in testing the performance because of the sheer
dynamism of a web server.
To provide an insight into the quality of software that
is available, we have compiled a list of 6 high quality web server
performance tools that offer accurate and reliable benchmarking.
there will be something of interest here for anyone that needs
to test web server performance.
Now, let's explore the 6 performance testing tools at hand.
For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full
description with an in-depth analysis of its features, a screenshot of
the software in action, together with links to relevant resources and
|Web Server Benchmarking Tools
||Load testing and performance measurement application
||Apache (and other web servers) benchmark tool
testing tool in the same spirit as Perl's WWW::Mechanize
||HTTP load generator
regression testing and benchmarking utility
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Last Updated Saturday, November 17 2012 @ 05:32 AM EST