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Old 08-12-2008, 03:40 PM   #1
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LXer: Using free software for HTTP load testing


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A good way to see how your Web applications and server will behave under high load is by testing them with a simulated load. We tested several free software tools that do such testing to see which work best for what kinds of sites. If you leave out the load-testing packages that are no longer maintained, non-free, or fail the installation process in some obscure way, you are left with five candidates: curl-loader, httperf, Siege, Tsung, and Apache JMeter. Daniel Rubio already covered JMeter in detail, so I will not go into it again here, but I will compare it to the others in the final evaluation at the end of the article.

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