Projects / Web-bench


Web-bench is simple Web server benchmarking utility. It supports HTTP 0.9 - 1.1, but not persistent connections. It can also be used for benchmarking proxy servers.

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Recent releases

  •  13 Feb 2005 21:46

    Release Notes: Builds on BSD systems.

    •  15 Jan 2004 22:39

      Release Notes: This release will check to make sure the URL is not too long. The version number and return codes have been corrected. The availability of the test server is checked first. It will not abort the test if the first request fails. It will report when some forked children are dead, and use alarm instead of time() for a lower number of syscalls. Installation on FreeBSD has been improved.

      •  12 Jan 2004 18:19

        Release Notes: This release cleanly builds and runs on FreeBSD.

        •  24 Apr 2003 17:50

          Release Notes: HTTP/1.1 support. Debian package updated.

          •  13 Mar 1999 17:58

            Release Notes: first release of RPM package

            Recent comments

            07 Oct 2008 12:33 hdlee

            Web Bench vs Other Tools

            I find this tool interesting, but could you shed some lights about the benefits of using webbench vs. other tools, such as ab?

            I'm currently working on a project on building a fast, efficient and stable web server based on nginx. It is designed to work as blog hosting, particularly using the WordPress platform.

            And part of it is using http benchmarking tool to at least measure how many concurrent connections the server can handle, speed and resource usage.


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