Building a Serverbear alternative
I'm working on an automated benchmark tool for Linux servers and have just finished the MVP, so I figured it would be a great time to get some feedback.
Basically, I want to eventually build a modern better version of Serverbear since it's been pretty much abandoned for the last two years.
At this point I only have two pages:
main page that allows to pick benchmarks to run and generates a shell command
benchmark report page that shows benchmark results (ex.: https://serverscope.io/trials/E3o )
In the next couple months I plan to finish up comparison pages that would allow users to compare aggregated benchmark results between different VPS offers, run lots of benchmarks to collect more data (as I don't expect this thing to become popular any time soon), and add a few other benchmarks into the benchmarking script as it currently only includes
unixbench and a bandwidth benchmark via speedtest.net.
The benchmark tool comes as a Python script and here is what it does:
- Checks for dependencies and installs them if needed. Depending on the platform dependencies are either
libaio-devel(for yum) or
- Gets the location of the server from API using
- Collects some server specs using Linux tools like
dfand output of
- Runs benchmarking tools (
unixbenchand a custom bandwidth test)
- Uploads the results and returns a link to the report page
I would appreciate all kinds of feedback, especially things that you would like to see implemented such as benchmarks or website features.