How To Set up Siege Stress Tester on Centos 7

In this article, we want to teach you How To Set up Siege Stress Tester on Centos 7.

Siege is a multi-threaded HTTP load testing and benchmarking utility. It was designed to let web developers measure the performance of their code under duress. It allows one to hit a web server with a configurable number of concurrent simulated users. Those users place the webserver “under siege.” Performance measures include elapsed time, total data transferred, server response time, transaction rate, throughput, its concurrency, and the number of times it returned OK. These measures are quantified and reported at the end of each run.

How To Set up Siege Stress Tester on Centos 7

Before you start to set up Siege on Centos 7, 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 Centos 7.

Now follow the steps below to complete this guide.

Install Siege Stress Tester on Centos 7 with Yum Repository

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

sudo yum update -y

Then, you need to install the Epel repository on Centos 7 with the following command:

sudo yum install epel-release

Now you can use the following command to install Siege on Centos 7:

sudo yum install siege

When your installation is completed, you can verify your Siege installation on Centos 7 by checking its version:

siege -v
New configuration template added to /root/.siege
Run siege -C to view the current settings in that file
SIEGE 4.1.1
Usage: siege [options]
siege [options] URL
siege -g URL
Options:
-V, --version VERSION, prints the version number.
-h, --help HELP, prints this section.
-C, --config CONFIGURATION, show the current config.
-v, --verbose VERBOSE, prints notification to screen.
-q, --quiet QUIET turns verbose off and suppresses output.
-g, --get GET, pull down HTTP headers and display the
...

Install Siege Stress Tester on Centos 7 from Source

To install Siege in the latest version on Centos 7, you need to install it from the source.

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

sudo yum groupinstall 'Development Tools'

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

wget http://download.joedog.org/siege/siege-latest.tar.gz

Extract your downloaded file with the command below:

tar -zxvf siege-latest.tar.gz

Now switch to your Siege directory on Centos 7:

cd siege-*/

At this point, you can compile and build your Siege stress tester on Centos 7 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 Centos 7 by checking its version:

siege -v

Conclusion

At this point, you learn to Set up Siege Stress Tester on Centos 7.

Hope you enjoy it.

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