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test server load

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by pixeline, Dec 23, 2006.

  1. pixeline

    pixeline Guest


    A customer of mine would like to know if our server could handle a heavy server load.

    Could someone advise me on a method to test my server under a heavy load?

    I found via google a lot of companies that do that for you, but that is expensive... i'm more looking for a software that does that. The plesk 8.1 server is running on fedora core 3, and i am on windows XP.

    thank you in advance,

  2. tonyolm

    tonyolm Basic Pleskian

    Sep 18, 2001
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    what type of server do you have?

    What are the load averages when you do top?

    What is the server the client is currently running on and why do they want to move the site?

    When they refer to load are they talking processor or bandwidth load?
  3. pixeline

    pixeline Guest


    the server i have:
    fedoraCore 3

    CPU GenuineIntel, Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz
    Version psa v8.1.0_build81061212.22 os_FedoraCore 3
    OS Linux 2.6.12-1.1381_FC3smp

    1Ghz DDR RAM

    The website is new so no previous hosting.

    the load is about bandwidth.

    the client expects a wave of 40000 users concurrently connecting to the website.
  4. pdreissen

    pdreissen Guest

    Checkout Jmeter (http://jakarta.apache.org/jmeter/)

    Grab a couple of clients, and checkout your server, works great!

    One tip though, check for your heap size (google) if you need a lot of connection you need to set the heap size a little bit higher!