This popped up on r/programming today: HTTP(S) Benchmark Tools.
Read an article ab – Apache HTTP server benchmarking tool for apache stress test about the ‘ab’ command which can be used to stress test a website.
I used it and figured out that my webserver could handle about 100 requests per second.
The command I used was:
# ab -c 100 -t 10 -r http://www.example.org/test.php