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Using 'ab', ApacheBench to test Web Server Performance

Apr 10, 2009, 20:03 (0 Talkback[s])

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"This tool is of course aimed at testing Apache servers, however it can be used on others.

Usage is rather simple. At it’s core, the amount of requests to complete and the url to test are required. On top of this you can inform the application to carry out more than one request at a time, as show in the second example.

$ ab -n 100 http://domain/
$ ab -n 100 -c 3 http://domain/

Some Results

"These are the results I gained from running this against the server behind this, testing using 3 concurrent connections and 100 requests:"

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