During Taylor's Laracon Online presentation of Laravel Octane he used both Apache Bench,
ab, and a tool named
wrk that I'd never seen before.
wrk is a modern HTTP benchmarking tool capable of generating significant load when run on a single multi-core CPU. It combines a multithreaded design with scalable event notification systems such as epoll and kqueue.
Once installed the basic usage is:
wrk -t12 -c400 -d30s http://site.test
This runs a benchmark for 30 seconds (-d30s), using 12 threads (-t12), and keeping 400 (-c400) HTTP connections open. The output after running it looks something like this:
Running 30s test @ http://site.test 12 threads and 400 connections Thread Stats Avg Stdev Max +/- Stdev Latency 635.91us 0.89ms 12.92ms 93.69% Req/Sec 56.20k 8.07k 62.00k 86.54% 22464657 requests in 30.00s, 17.76GB read Requests/sec: 748868.53 Transfer/sec: 606.33MB
If you are needing to do some benchmark testing check out wrk and it can even be installed via homebrew.