To be honest, I got bored trying to remember all switches and combinations of Apache’s benchmarking tool! Since I use it sort of rarely, I just wrapped it in a convenient -for me at least- app that I can use without having to remember or read anything!
This is my simple implementation of a website stress tool that uses Apache HTTP server benchmarking tool to get results for any request. Just follow the link for my github account, download, build, and use 🙂
The complete working code (and app) can be found here: https://github.com/georgekosmidis/WebStressTool
Uses Apache HTTP server benchmarking tool v2.3.1757674
Copyright 1996 Adam Twiss, Zeus Technology Ltd, http://www.zeustech.net/
Licensed to The Apache Software Foundation, http://www.apache.org/
Read more about it here: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/current/programs/ab.html