Simple load testing using http_load
Found a simple load testing tool called http_load that can be used to test the throughput of your website.
Basically after downloading the tar file and doing a “make”, the executable http_load will be available. Create a file(i call it “urls”) to list down the urls that you want to test. Then run this command,
./http_load -rate 5 -seconds 10 urls | grep msecs/connect
Output: msecs/connect: 15.9684 mean, 46.466 max, 9.378 mi
I believe monit can also monitor remote hosts, but http_load is a quick way to do so with an easy setup in 1 minute.