How do you do Load Testing and Capacity Planning for Web Sites
I'm moving a site from shared hosting to a VPS, which I have set up. I've made a change to my hosts file so that I see the site on the new server - it works ok as long as I'm the only user. But I want to make sure it doesn't die as soon the users from the old site start using the new server. Is there a tool for Windows to simulate excessive site use and estimate the number of users the server will be able to run seamlessly? Or there is some reason to test it on the server itself?