How to throttle a droplet's network bandwidth to simulate a busy server?

Posted December 10, 2020 537 views

Is there a way to throttle a droplet’s network bandwidth to simulate a busy server? I’m looking for a slow (long) ping response. Thanks.

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Hi there,

What I could suggest is getting started with this tutorial on load testing:

You will be able to load test your website and Droplet to see how it performs under heavy loads.

Hope that this helps!

by Brian Boucheron
In this article, we'll talk about the server side of web performance optimization: how fast can your server respond to your user's requests? We'll review the general landscape of load testing, step through a plan to find your server's maximum practical response rate, and discuss some options for open source load testing software.