How do you do Load Testing and Capacity Planning for Web Sites
I want to conduct an online exam in which approximately 200 users will be participating. The server will be held on a local web server. The exam consists of 60 questions which will be answered by the users. I want to know how many requests per second can the server handle if my hardware configuration is 3GB RAM and processor is core i3 first generation. The 60 questions will be multiple choice and the users will select one answer for each of the options provided. If all 200 users submit 60 such answers simultaneously, will my server be able to handle it. I use Apache 2.2.22 on Fedora 16.