Now that we have installed all of the required server components, we need to install and make ourselves familiar with multiple performance measuring tools and utilities. The aim of this work is to provide the most accurate results thus we have to use as much benchmarking tools as possible.
Server-side benchmarking utilities
On the hosting server, we will make use of the htop utility to measure the server load (both memory and CPU). To install the htop tool, execute following in your remote console:
apt-get install htop
We need to simulate thousands of visitors’ requests into our hosting server in order to benchmark the software stack performance. We will be using the ab utility. To install the ab too, execute the following commands on your visitors simulating server:
apt-get install apache2-utils