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http_load

A HTTP benchmarking tool. Runs multiple HTTP fetches in parallel to test the throughput of a web server. More information: http://www.acme.com/software/http_load/.

  • Emulate 20 requests based on a given URL list file per second for 60 seconds:

http_load -rate {{20}} -seconds {{60}} {{path/to/urls.txt}}

  • Emulate 5 concurrent requests based on a given URL list file for 60 seconds:

http_load -parallel {{5}} -seconds {{60}} {{path/to/urls.txt}}

  • Emulate 1000 requests at 20 requests per second, based on a given URL list file:

http_load -rate {{20}} -fetches {{1000}} {{path/to/urls.txt}}

  • Emulate 1000 requests at 5 concurrent requests at a time, based on a given URL list file:

http_load -parallel {{5}} -fetches {{1000}} {{path/to/urls.txt}}