Thursday, August 14, 2008

How To Monitor and Measure HTTP Latency

The highest part of linux system administration tasks are making use of widely available linux and free open source software be fully part of sysad job accomplishment and functions, with the use of linux resources around.

Here's a quick entry on how to monitor and measure HTTP or website latency.

Introducing HTTP_PING

In a simple word, HTTP_Ping is a HTTP latency measuring utility in linux.

HTTP Ping Installation

On fedora, simply launch yum

# yum -y install http_ping

# http_ping

HTTP_ping provides more technical measurement details between working host and website location measured with minimum, average and maximum HTTP travel latency time. This technical information could measurement leads to a hint why a a remote website location is giving out latency issues.

All is done


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