UnixReview: HTTP Benchmarking

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Jun 4, 2001


"When I decided to explore benchmarking Linux Web servers, one of the things that surprised me was the paucity of benchmark programs that are freely available. I expected to find dozens, or even hundreds, of applications for this purpose, but instead I found only a handful."

"Of the applications I found, I chose httperf, a program that generates a variety of workloads for a Web server and measures the server's performance. The program is written in C, and I compiled it on Debian GNU/Linux with no problems. It should compile on any Unix-type OS with the GNU compiler and Make. ..." When I decided to explore benchmarking Linux Web servers, one of the things that surprised me was the paucity of benchmark programs that are freely available. I expected to find dozens, or even hundreds, of applications for this purpose, but instead I found only a handful.

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