Website Performance Testing Apache JMeter Tool

Building a website is not just about putting a pretty layout with working functionality. Scalability, reliability, and speed are the three key characteristics of good websites. Website developers should keep these characteristics in mind while building their websites.

Fortunately, there are several free and paid tools available that can help us test the load, speed, and the performance of a website. In this series of articles, we will take a look at some of the top tools. I start with Apache JMeter.

Apache JMeter

One day, someone asks you to do performance testing of for 150 users. What would you do?

May be someone will ask you what JMeter is and why and how it works. This article will help you answer those questions.

What is JMeter?

Apache JMeter is an open source software, developed by Stefano Mazzocchi of the Apache Software Foundation, designed to test and measure its performance and functional behavior. Apache JMeter was first released in 1998 and the current version is 3.0 which was released on 17 May, 2016.

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JMeter is basically used for testing Web application & FTP application. You can also use JMeter to analyze & measure the performance of web applications. Performance testing basically means that to test web application against heavy load and multiple/concurrent traffic. Now a days JMeter is used for database server test and functional test and so many more test.

Why JMeter?

You might be thinking why you should use JMeter for testing. The answer is, JMeter is a powerful tool with enormous testing capabilities.

How JMeter Works?

The basic workflow of the JMeter can be seen in the image below:

First, the user sends the request to the target server. Then, it gets the useful information of the target server and provides you with the results in different formats, such as Graphics, Chart, and Tree.

So, this is how we can test a website, using JMeter, in order to increase the performance, reliability, and the speed of it.