HTTP - Benchmark (Download - Get / Upload - Put request)




Http request


wrk -c50 -d2m --latency -H 'Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate, br'
Running 2m test @
2 threads and 50 connections
Thread Stats Avg Stdev Max +/- Stdev
Latency 412.75ms 123.88ms 1.20s 84.45%
Req/Sec 60.65 15.89 101.00 65.26%
Latency Distribution
50% 387.97ms
75% 421.85ms
90% 511.70ms
99% 858.45ms
14545 requests in 2.00m, 738.39MB read
Requests/sec: 121.18
Transfer/sec: 6.15MB


plow -c 20
Benchmarking using 20 connection(s).
@ Real-time charts is listening on http://[::]:18888

  Elapsed        8.6s
  Count        969657
    2xx        776392
    4xx        193265
  RPS      112741.713
  Reads    10.192MB/s
  Writes    6.774MB/s

Statistics    Min       Mean     StdDev      Max
  Latency     32µs      176µs     37µs     1.839ms
  RPS       108558.4  112818.12  2456.63  115949.98

Latency Percentile:
  P50     P75    P90    P95    P99   P99.9  P99.99
  173µs  198µs  222µs  238µs  274µs  352µs  498µs

Latency Histogram:
  141µs  273028  ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■
  177µs  458955  ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■
  209µs  204717  ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■
  235µs   26146  ■■
  269µs    6029  ■
  320µs     721
  403µs      58
  524µs       3

Apache Bench (ab)

Apache Bench 1) is a command line program bundled with Apache HTTP Server.

Example: 100 HTTP GET requests, processing up to 10 requests concurrently

ab -n 100 -c 10 ""

It handles HTTP 'get' requests very well, and can be made to handle HTTP 'post' requests with a little effort. Written in 'C', it performs very well, and offers good (if basic) performance reporting.



It is a library (and therefore of more interest to developers) that can be used to perform HTTP tests/benchmarks. It is intended to be used instead of a web browser (therefore no GUI) in conjunction with JUnit .

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