Web server benchmarking is the process of estimating a web server performance in order to find if the server can serve sufficiently high workload.
The performance is usually measured in terms of:
The measurements must be performed under a varying load of clients and requests per client.
Load testing (stress/performance testing) a web server can be performed using automation/analysis tools such as:
Web application benchmarks measure the performance of application servers and database servers used to host web applications. TPC-W was a common benchmark emulating an online bookstore with synthetic workload generation.