How To Install Siege on AlmaLinux 8

Install Siege on AlmaLinux 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Siege on AlmaLinux 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Siege is an HTTP load tester and benchmarking utility. It’s a powerful tool for measuring system reliability during high loading and can be used by web developers to test their code when the site is under duress

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of the Siege benchmark utility on an AlmaLinux 8. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.

Install Siege on AlmaLinux 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install epel-release
sudo dnf groupinstall 'Development Tools'

Step 2. Installing Siege on AlmaLinux 8.

By default, Siege is available on AlmaLinux 8 base repository. Now run the following command to install Siege on your AlmaLinux system:

sudo dnf install siege

Another method, you can install Siege from the official source:

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

Next, extract the downloaded file:

tar -zxvf siege-latest.tar.gz

After that, changes files into the folder and compile them:

cd siege-*/
sudo ./configure --prefix=/usr/local --with-ssl=/usr/bin/openssl
sudo make
make install

Verify Siege build and version installation:

siege -v

Step 3. Configure Siege.

Once completed the installation, you can configure your siege file. It is located in /etc/siege/siegerc:

sudo siege.config

Step 4. Testing Siege Benchmarking Utility.

To load test any website using Siege benchmarking tool, use the following syntax:

siege options <URL>

For example:

siege -c30 -t50s your-domain.com

Furthermore, Siege has various command-line options which you can view using the command below:

siege --help

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Siege. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Siege benchmark utility tool on your AlmaLinux 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Siege website.

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