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What is AWbot

AWBot is an easy to use tool to test a web site.:
AWbot connects to your web site and make URL requests like any other visitors.
AWBot is not a web indexing robot but a web client tool that emulate some visitors browsing on your web site to test its stability after a development change, to test its reliability and/or response to heavy load.
You choose which pages you want to test in a test/config file (parameters in URLs or forms can be easily supplied).
Then you can launch AWbot as often as you want to test your site, get benchmarks information or make some load benchmarking (AWBot can be launched with several simultaneous process).


* Easy to use (create one test/config file) and run -config=configfilename.
* Support sites requiring Basic HTTP authentication.
* Support HTTPS web sites.
* Can make different pre-post tasks before-after a test (external script, SQL commands...).
* Can check each HTML page resulting of HTTP requests to verify if contents contains/does not contains particular keywords or to extract values.
* URL or params to use in test can be dynamically defined (using values catched from previous page).
* A multi-session test launcher to run several simultaneous tests for load benchmarking.
* Report errors, response time for each page and average response time.
* A lot of other feature to match your test needs.
* Absolutely free with sources (GNU General Public License)
* AWBot has a XML Portable Application Description.

To use AWBot, you need the following requirements:
* You must be able to run perl scripts (.pl files) from command line and/or as CGI.
If not, you can solve this by downloading last Perl version at ActivePerl (Win32) or (Unix/Linux/Other).
* You must add the following perl module (Time::HiRes) to have time with milliseconds.
* You can also add DBI/DBD database perl module if you need to make direct pre-post SQL commands.
See AWBot F.A.Q. to have examples of supported OS and Web servers.
See AWBot setup page to know how to use AWBot.


Last stable Last stable version is 1.1 - 2005-10-22 16:35
See ChangeLog to know what's new. See Features for current features.
Older release versions are   Download

Documentation / FAQ

If you need to know something about AWBot (features, setup, ...)
- Read seriously AWbot documentation (HTML - PDF)
If you need help
- The first thing you have to do to solve a technical problem is to upgrade AWBot to last release version.
- Then you should read all the AWBot F.A.Q..
- You can also submit a message on the Forum (see later).

Support AWBot / Donate

If you want to support AWBot development and encourage my work, you can:
- Purchase something from My Wish List at where I selected some stuff that I would like to have. I'll appreciate a lot any gift from this list.
- Make a donation via Paypal.
Support This Project

This is the best way if you want to send me something cool. Thank you!
This is a list of all donors that allows me to made them public.

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for their long-term support of the AWStats development.

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Project activity summary:

If you want to read (and submit) feedbacks
Visit the AWBot FORUM (hosted by sourceforge).
If you want to submit new features
Visit the AWBot FEATURE TRACKER (hosted by sourceforge).
If you found a bug or want to read known bugs.
You should use the AWBot BUG TRACKER (hosted by sourceforge).

If you want to be informed about new AWBot versions
You can register to the AWBot-public mailing list (new version announcements only).

For developer who wants to work on AWBot project
You can find current version of development for next version at the following CVS server:
For example, you can catch all sources on Linux running command:
cvs -d co -r HEAD awbot
This is a read-only server, so if you make changes on some files, send them to me by mail at
You can view the Graphical CVS activity report built with CVSChangelogBuilder.
You can also read/download current development files from the CVS web interface.

AWBot PAD - Portable Application Description
You can include AWBot download in your own ressource site. This is its XML Portable Application Description.

About my other Open-Source projects:
AWBot, this one.
AWStats, an Advanced statistics log analyzer (web, ftp and mail).
CVSChangelogBuilder, a friendly CVS ChangeLog Builder with various outputs.
Dolibarr ERP & CRM, a powerfull ERP/CRM for small and medium companies or foundations.

About me and my other Web sites:
I am an Open Source expert since 1995. I started by developping web site, and Open Source softwares. I am still an active Open Source actor. I own a company,created the DoliCloud Open Source Cloud service and I am responsible of the TecLib agency of Bordeaux, a major Open Source company in France. You may find more information about me on by personnal Blog: Laurent Destailleur (Me, Eldy)
This is a list of main web site about me and my projects:
NLTechno, my company
Chiens De Race .com, my first web site (still alive 20 years after)