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Measuring Performance with HTTP Proxies

Screenshot from HTTP Test Proxy Wait Time
Posted by on October 8th, 2013
March 18th, 2015

Here at ThousandEyes, we’re big on solving problems. We aim to give people the data and tools they need to quickly identify performance problems with their websites or network assets. One test we offer our customers is an “HTTP Server” test — we request a URL provided by the client and time each step of the process using cURL. In the “normal” case, when a client is talking directly to a webserver, measuring these values is fairly straightforward. Unfortunately, some clients sit behind proxies and cannot talk directly with the webservers they wish to monitor. … Read More »