Does apache bencmark use bandwidth?

August 26, 2016 1.1k views
Ubuntu Apache DigitalOcean

Will ab eat up my bandwidth?

1 Answer

Yes, Apache bench will use some bandwidth since it is requesting a your droplet send a file. Depending on what options you use it may use less bandwidth than actual users as it may not request associated files like js/css/images.

While bandwidth is used, currently we are not charging for bandwidth use in excess of plan limits so until this changes this would not incur any extra charges.

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