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httperf

httperf

httperf is an open source tool for measuring web server performance. It provides a flexible facility for generating various HTTP workloads and for measuring server performance.

The focus of httperf is not on implementing one particular benchmark but on providing a robust, high-performance tool that facilitates the construction of both micro- and macro-level benchmarks. The three distinguishing characteristics of httperf are its robustness, which includes the ability to generate and sustain server overload, support for the HTTP/1.1 and SSL protocols, and its extensibility to new workload generators and performance measurements.

httperf was originally developed by David Mosberger and other staff at Hewlett-Packard Research Laboratories.

†httperf 0.9.0

Price
Free to download

Size
0.4MB
License

GNU GPL v2

Developer
Ted Bullock, Tai Jin, David Mosberger, Martin Arlitt, Stephane Eranian, Richard Carter

Website
www.hpl.hp.com

System Requirements

Support Sites:
Documentation, Google Code, Mailing List, httperf - A Took for Measuring Web Server Performance

Selected Reviews:
ServerWatch

Features include:

  • Robust - the ability to generate and sustain server overload
  • Speaks the HTTP protocol both in its HTTP/1.0 and HTTP/1.1 flavors
  • URL generation
  • Burst support
  • Think times
  • GET/POST queries in the session file
  • Different concurrency rates
  • Offers a variety of workload generators
  • Test HTTP pipelining workloads
  • Keeps track of a number of performance metrics that are summarized in the form of statistics that are printed at the end of a test run

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