In the previous recipes, we have seen how to improve the general performance of our website by setting the proper HTTP headers for server responses (Installing CacheFu with a policy product) and by adding caching facilities to the underlying Python code (Improving performance by tweaking expensive code).
It's now time to verify if those changes really worked.
In this section, we will introduce and work with FunkLoad, a functional and load web tester.
Unfortunately, at the time of writing, FunkLoad doesn't work in Windows. This is because of the lack of support for
os.fork(), which is a core function used by FunkLoad: one thread for every concurrent user. However, a fix for it is expected to be applied ...