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West Wind WebSurge


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 8/5/2019.

West Wind WebSurge is an easy to use Web URL and load testing tool that makes it easy to capture or enter a series of Web requests, and test them interactively or under automated heavy load. The goal is to make the process of creating, managing and playing back of HTTP requests easy, so you can test and re-test your sites frequently and catch performance or application issues early in the development cycle.

Use our built-in Web capture tool to capture and filter Web sessions from Web Browsers or Windows applications, use Telerik's Fiddler or manually create sessions using plain text HTTP headers in a text file. All HTTP request data is stored as plain HTTP headers, so it's easy to create, edit or generate test sessions manually of via code.

Capture HTML requests, AJAX, REST and SOAP services. Capture SSL requests, provide POST data and custom headers - anything HTTP supports you can use in your session. Once captured play back the session under load by running for a specified time and number of simultaneous sessions. See summarized results, a few simple graphs and examine individual requests and failures. Finally a command line tool is available to automate load tests from the command prompt or with shell scripts.

To install West Wind WebSurge, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install westwindwebsurge

To upgrade West Wind WebSurge, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade westwindwebsurge


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'westwindwebsurge'
    $fileType = 'exe'
    $url = ''
    $silentArgs = '/SILENT'
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    Install-ChocolateyPackage "packageName" "$fileType" "$silentArgs" "$url"  -validExitCodes  $validExitCodes  -checksum "42E7E62E3193064520C584C35BB8F05F4467A1AF03356978D14ECF8CC92281E4" -checksumType "sha256"

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Rick Strahl
  • West Wind Technologies


West Wind Technologies, 2014-2019


Release Notes

This update changes to more lenient licensing. Adds the ability to test all requests in a session once for easy review in non-load scenarios. Time to 1st byte is now captured. .websurge extension support for session files so they just open in WebSurge when clicked. Optional formatted view with Syntax coloring for HTML, JSON and XML results.

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
West Wind WebSurge 1.14 41 Tuesday, April 23, 2019 approved
West Wind WebSurge 1.13 152 Wednesday, March 13, 2019 approved
West Wind WebSurge 1.12 67 Friday, March 8, 2019 approved
West Wind WebSurge 1.10 511 Friday, July 6, 2018 approved
West Wind WebSurge 1.9.1 238 Wednesday, May 9, 2018 approved
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