How To Set up Siege Stress Tester on AlmaLinux 8

In this article, we want to teach you How To Set up Siege Stress Tester on AlmaLinux 8.

Siege is an HTTP load testing and benchmarking utility that can be used to measure the performance of a web server when under duress. It evaluates the amount of data transferred, the response time of the server, transaction rate, throughput, concurrency, and times the program returned okay. Siege offers three modes of operation: Regression, internet simulation, and brute force.

How To Set up Siege Stress Tester on AlmaLinux 8

Before you start to install the Siege stress tester, you need to log in to your server as a non-root user with sudo privileges. To do this, you can follow our article the Initial Server Setup with AlmaLinux 8.

Now follow the steps below to complete this guide.

Install Siege Benchmarking Tool on AlmaLinux 8

At this point, we want to show you how to install Siege on AlmaLinux 8 from the source in the latest version.

First, update your local package index with the following command:

sudo dnf update -y

Then, you need to install the necessary development packages to be able to build Siege from the source:

sudo dnf groupinstall 'Development Tools'

Next, you need to visit the Joedog downloads page and download the latest Siege tar file with the wget command:

# sudo dnf install wget
# wget

At this point, extract your downloaded file with the command below:

tar -zxvf siege-latest.tar.gz

Now switch to your Siege directory on AlmaLinux 8:

cd siege-*/

At this point, you can compile and build your Siege stress tester on AlmaLinux 8 with the following commands:

sudo ./configure --prefix=/usr/local --with-ssl=/usr/bin/openssl
sudo make && make install

These will take some time to complete.

When your installation is completed, you can verify your Siege installation on AlmaLinux 8 by checking its version:

siege -v
Run siege -C to view the current settings in that file
SIEGE 4.1.3
Usage: siege [options]
siege [options] URL
siege -g URL

These are some useful options for Siege:

  • -t: This option is used to set a time limit for which Siege runs.
  • -c: This option is used to set the number of concurrent users.
  • -d: This option is used to set the delay time for each user.
  • -C: This option is used to specify your own configuration file.
  • -i: It is used to hit random URLs.
  • -T: It is used to set the Content-Type in requests.
  • -h: It is used to display help information.
  • -l: It is used to generate a log file.


At this point, you learn to Set up Siege Stress Tester on AlmaLinux 8.

Hope you enjoy it.

Also, you may be interested in these articles:

Install and Use Siege Stress Tester on Debian 11

How To Set up Siege Stress Tester on Centos 7

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