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Load test for websites

Source GPL-3.0-or-later



apt install -y siege


Make sure you have permission before load testing a website. By default, siege acts as 25 users. Replace with the URL of your choice.


Change the number of users with -c. Change 60 to the number of users you want to test with.

siege -c 60

Test load on a number of URLs by placing them into a plaintext file and test all of them at once.

siege -f ~/sites.txt

Set the time to test with the -t switch.

siege -t 30s