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Stress tests are simulated “brute force” attacks that apply excessive load to your webserver. “Real world” situations like this can be created by a massive spike of users –caused by a large referrer (imagine your website being mentioned on national TV…). Another example would be an email marketing campaign sent to prospective customers that asks them to come to the website to register for a service or request additional information. An inadvertent denial of service to prospects who are ready to learn more about your product could have a serious impact on your bottom line.
The purpose of a stress test is to estimate the maximum load that your webserver can support. Webserver Stress Tool can help you learn the traffic thresholds of your webserver and how it will respond after exceeding its threshold.