Siege and Beyond: An Intro To Benchmarking and Stress Tests

Benchmarking is an important practice for high-traffic sites, or even low traffic sites that may have high-traffic spikes.

What will happen to your site if it hits the Reddit front page? Without benchmarking and stress testing, there’s no good way to know how your site will perform under true load.

In this session, you’ll learn some of the basics of benchmarking, some good tools to get started, and when stress tests are the right tool for your site’s performance concerns. Finally, you’ll learn some common performance problems found through stress tests, and their solutions.