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Top Website Stress Testing Tools
What kind of web hosting
plan we need exactly? It's hard to tell without understanding the
actual usage on the site. In order to get the genral stats, we can
create numorous requests to the website and monitor how much resource
it's using. How to test? Here we're going to introduce the top 10
website stress testing tools which will simplify the process.
Grinder – Grinder
is a JavaTM load testing framework that makes it easy to run a
distributed test using many load injector machines. The Grinder has
special support for HTTP that automatically handles cookie and
connection management for test contexts. Users can write their own
plug-ins to a documented interface.
Pylot - Pylot
is a free open source tool for testing performance and scalability of
web services. It runs HTTP load tests, which are useful for capacity
planning, benchmarking, analysis, and system tuning.
Pylot generates concurrent load (HTTP Requests), verifies server
responses, and produces reports with metrics. Tests suites are executed
and monitored from a GUI or shell/console.
Web Capacity Analysis Tool (WCAT) – Web Capacity Analysis Tool (WCAT)
is a lightweight HTTP load generation tool primarily designed to
measure the performance of a web server within a controlled
environment. WCAT can simulate thousands of concurrent users making
requests to a single web site or multiple web sites. The WCAT engine
uses a simple script to define the set of HTTP requests to be played
back to the web server. Extensibility is provided through plug-in DLLs
and a standard, simple API.
fwptt – fwptt
it's a Web application tester program for load testing web
applications. It can record normal and ajax requests. I tested it on asp.net applications, but it should work with jsp, php or other.
JCrawler - JCrawler
is an open-source (under the CPL) Stress-Testing Tool for
web-applications. It comes with the crawling/exploratory feature. You
can give JCrawler a set of starting URLs and it will begin crawling from
that point onwards, going through any URLs it can find on its way and
generating load on the web application. The load parameters (hits/sec)
Apache JMeter – The Apache JMeter™
desktop application is open source software, a 100% pure Java
application designed to load test functional behavior and measure
performance. It was originally designed for testing Web Applications but
has since expanded to other test functions.
Siege – Siege
is an http load testing and benchmarking utility. It was designed to
let web developers measure their code under duress, to see how it will
stand up to load on the internet. Siege supports basic authentication,
cookies, HTTP and HTTPS protocols. It lets its user hit a web server
with a configurable number of simulated web browsers. Those browsers
place the server "under siege."
http_load – http_load
runs multiple http fetches in parallel, to test the throughput of a web
server. However unlike most such test clients, it runs in a single
process, so it doesn't bog down the client machine. It can be configured
to do https fetches as well.
Web Polygraph – Web Polygraph
is a freely available performance testing tool for caching proxies,
origin server accelerators, L4/7 switches, content filters, and other
Web intermediaries. It's a standard web stress testing tool for many
companies including Microsoft.
OpenSTA – OpenSTA
is a distributed software testing architecture designed around CORBA,
it was originally developed to be commercial software by CYRANO. The
current toolset has the capability of performing scripted HTTP and HTTPS
heavy load tests with performance measurements from Win32 platforms.
Article posted on: August 18, 2012 | Last Update: 2013-07-29