Set up Siege Stress Tester on AlmaLinux 9

This tutorial intends to teach you to Set up or Install Siege Stress Tester on AlmaLinux 9.

Siege is an http load testing and benchmarking utility. It can be installed via Homebrew on MacOS and is available in the default repository of many Linux distributions. So it should be quick and easy to install.

Siege provides lots of control via command-line options.

Steps To Set up Siege Stress Tester on AlmaLinux 9

To complete this guide, you must log in to your server as a non-root user with sudo privileges. To do this, you can follow our guide on Initial Server Setup with AlmaLinux 9.

Install Siege Benchmarking Tool on AlmaLinux 9

At this point, we want to show you to install Siege on AlmaLinux 9 from the source in the latest version.

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

sudo dnf update -y

Install Development Packages

Then, you need to install the necessary development packages to be able to build Siege from the source on AlmaLinux 9:

sudo dnf groupinstall 'Development Tools'

Download Latest Siege

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

# sudo wget

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

sudo tar -zxvf siege-latest.tar.gz

Then, switch to your Siege directory on AlmaLinux 9:

cd siege-*/

Compile and Build Siege Stress Tester

At this point, you can compile and build your Siege stress tester on AlmaLinux 9 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 9 by checking its version:

siege -v

Then, in your output, you should see:

Run siege -C to view the current settings in that file
SIEGE 4.1.6
Usage: siege [options]
siege [options] URL
siege -g URL

At this point, we want to show you some useful options for Siege on AlmaLinux 9.

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 helpful information.
  • -l: It is used to generate a log file.


At this point, you have learned to Set up or Install Siege Stress Tester on AlmaLinux 9.

Hope you enjoy it. Also, you may be interested in these articles:

Install Django on AlmaLinux 9

Install and Configure Nextcloud on AlmaLinux 9

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