This article covers how to quickly install the Siege tool on your Linux system and use it to test any specific web server. Siege is an open-source multi-threaded regression test and benchmark utility with a primary focus on load testing and benchmarking. It can stress test a single URL with a user-defined number of simulated users or read many URLs into memory and stress them simultaneously. The program reports the total number of hits recorded, bytes transferred, response time, concurrency, and return status.
To Install Siege Benchmarking Tool on Ubuntu / Debian,
1. Check and update your Ubuntu 20.04 operating system:
$ sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y
2. Install Siege execute the following command:
$ sudo apt install siege -y
3. Confirm the siege version to make sure it's installed and to compare it to the current version from Siege's official website:
$ siege --version