ab - Apache
HTTP server benchmarking tool for apache stress test
What is apache ab?
ab is a tool for benchmarking your Apache Hypertext Transfer
Protocol (HTTP) server. It is designed to give you an impression
of how your current Apache installation performs. This
especially shows you how many requests per second your Apache
installation is capable of serving.
Installing apache ab in debian
If you want to install apache ab in debian you need to install a
package called "apache2-utils".
This package contains utility programs for
Provides some add-on programs
useful for any webserver. These include:
- ab (Apache benchmark tool)
- logresolve (Resolve IP addresses to hostname in logfiles)
- htpasswd (Manipulate basic authentication files)
- htdigest (Manipulate digest authentication files)
- dbmmanage (Manipulate basic authentication files in DBM
format, using perl)
- htdbm (Manipulate basic authentication files in DBM format,
- rotatelogs (Periodically stop writing to a logfile and open a
- split-logfile (Split a single log including multiple vhosts)
- checkgid (Checks whether the caller can setgid to the
- check_forensic (Extract mod_log_forensic output from apache
If you want to install this
run the following command
#apt-get install apache2-utils
If you want to test the apache ab command example as follows
#ab -kc 10 -t 30 http://localhost/
This will open 10 connections, using Keep-Alive on them and
hammering localhost for 30 seconds through those connections.
When done, you'll get some charts about test.For best results,
you should run this program for another machine.
If you want to know more options and how to user apache ab check
the apache ab man page click
for this man page