httperf is a popular web server benchmark 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 protocol, and its extensibility to new workload generators and performance measurements.
Release Notes: This release uses snprintf instead of the less secure sprintf, updates the build system, fixes manpages, and adds various other improvements and bugfixes.
Release Notes: This version adds support for SSL (Secure Socket Layer) connections and contains various other enhancements and fixes. The license has been changed to the GPL.
Release Notes: New options (--max-connections, --max-piped-calls, --print-replies and --session-cookies) and cookie support now must be requested explicitly when using a session-based workload generator.