Neat trick. He used to test this. Out of curiosity I ran a similar test using on this site, without making a single change, just to see what happened. Here’s the result:

Not too shabby, but I wanted to push it a little further — so I did.1 Here’s what I got:

That is roughly 19 million hits in a day. I monitored the CPU load during that test and it peaked at 80% and settled around 68%. No too shabby.2

  1. 250 concurrent users in 30 seconds. 

  2. I don’t know how “real” this testing system is, but it is pretty neat. 

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