Stress testing!

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I think it is time for some stress testing, isn't it? :) I would really like to know how well the Forum perfoms while a huge load of Users are simulated (100+) surfing the board at the same time. I know that there are a lot of factors like the kind of database or the strength of the server.

So does anyone know a nice Webserver stress tool (don't worry, I will test on my own board :)) which might help performing a task like this?

:)

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I did some tests on a server (K62-250, 512MB Ram, Apache, Mysql). Went pretty good!

http://phpbb.sourceforge.net/phpBB2/vie ... =&start=15

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dhn wrote:
So does anyone know a nice Webserver stress tool (don't worry, I will test on my own board :)) which might help performing a task like this?

:)


If the pages take longer than an hour to load, they're putting too much stress on the server.


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(Actually, I was going to say the exact same thing... I keep trying to go to bed, but every time I refresh the index, you've written something else ;))
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I really should go to sleep then. It's a good way to up my rank though, that "newbie" rank was lowering my self-esteem

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LOL, make enough irrelevant posts (like me), and you'll be at phpBB Groupie status in no time :)

I'm off to bed, too... goodnight to all those Europeans who are just awakening :)
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Or is it "good morning"?

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Back to the original point of the post, Microsoft's web application stress tool is pretty good, and free: http://homer.rte.microsoft.com

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Thx Nathan, I will gibe it a try.

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Post by Kanuck »

My apologies for getting us completely off track, 'twas late... any comments I make after 11:00 PM EST are to be ignored, in all eternity... and should probably be discluded from my post count as well :)

Hmm... perhaps a proper benchmarking tool would be appropriate? I'm not sure if any of the commercial boards offer this, do they? Because if UBB, vBulletin, or other competing products have (first- or third-party) benchmarking tools for their boards, you might want to create a similar script, with results that could be compared to these other boards' results... I'd put money on phpBB2 winning out any competition of that type, and it would certainly make the task of 'marketing' the board much easier...

Plus, not only would it be a good way to compare different boards on the same server, it would also be a good way to test different servers with phpBB :)
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