Httperf is a tool for measuring web server performance. It provides a flexible facility for generating various HTTP workloads and for measuring server performance.
NOTE : for accurate results, it’s best to run httperf from a remote machine and not from the localhost
to install httperf in red-hat based distributions (additional repo are needed. For centos you’ll need rpmforge, see here for installation)
yum install httperf
or in debian based
apt-get install httperf
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