Wednesday, August 26, 2009

HTTP Server Benchmark Test Tool: WBox

WBox aims to help you having fun while testing HTTP related stuff. You can use it to perform many tasks, including the following:

- Benchmarking how much time it takes to generate content for your web application.
- Web server and web application stressing.
- Testing virtual domains configuration without the need to alter your local resolver.
- Check if your redirects are working correctly emitting the right HTTP code.
- Test if the HTTP compression is working and if it is actually serving pages faster.
- Use it as a configuration-less HTTP server to share files! (see the server mode documentation at the end of the Wbox tutorial in this page, but it's as simple as % wbox servermode webroot /tmp)

Wbox is free software under the GPL version 2 license and was written in ANSI C (POSIX runtime required) by Salvatore 'antirez' Sanfilippo


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