Want to do benchmark or stress testing on your rails applications? Then look @ httpref
What is httpref?
Httperf is a tool for measuring web server performance. It provides a flexible facility for generating various HTTP workloads and for measuring server performance. The focus of httperf is not on implementing one particular benchmark but on providing a robust, high-performance tool that facilitates the construction of both micro- and macro-level benchmarks. The three distinguishing characteristics of httperf are its robustness, which includes the ability to generate and sustain server overload, support for the HTTP/1.1 and SSL protocols, and its extensibility to new workload generators and performance measurements.
Source url : – http://www.hpl.hp.com/research/linux/httperf/
Steps to do
1) download httpref from http://sourceforge.net/projects/httperf/
2) install the tool
3) check out commands on http://www.hpl.hp.com/research/linux/httperf/httperf-man-0.9.pdf
Find out how many http requests your site can handle..
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