On HTTP Load Testing

A lot of people seem to be talking about and performing load tests on HTTP servers, perhaps because there’s a lot more choice of servers these days.

That’s great, but I see a lot of the same mistakes being made, making the conclusions doubtful at best. Having spent a fair amount of time benchmarking high-performance proxy caches and origin servers for my day job, here are a few things that I think are important to keep in mind

Must read if you’re doing any kind of HTTP load testing.