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ab

Apache HTTP server benchmarking tool. More information: https://httpd.apache.org/docs/current/programs/ab.html.

  • Execute 100 HTTP GET requests to a given URL:

ab -n {{100}} {{url}}

  • Execute 100 HTTP GET requests, in concurrent batches of 10, to a URL:

ab -n {{100}} -c {{10}} {{url}}

  • Execute 100 HTTP POST requests to a URL, using a JSON payload from a file:

ab -n {{100}} -T {{application/json}} -p {{path/to/file.json}} {{url}}

  • Use HTTP [K]eep Alive, i.e. perform multiple requests within one HTTP session:

ab -k {{url}}

  • Set the maximum number of seconds to spend for benchmarking:

ab -t {{60}} {{url}}