Online Curl is one of the free web apps at Rigor Labs that you can use to test and evaluate website performance. It is a user-friendly interface built on top of libcurl that allows you to ping a URL and receive a neatly formatted response.
What is Curl?
Curl is a widely used command line project that works across platforms, and can be found in a variety of applications including televisions, phones, online games and websites. It is very stable and has an active developer base, making it an industry-standard for sending requests to HTTP endpoints.
For most of our users, Curl is useful for checking the status of your website. By pinging your website using Curl and checking for the response codes and response headers, you can check if your web pages are being served correctly. If you are unfamiliar with HTTP status codes, visit [this page] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_HTTP_status_codes) for more information.
Getting Started with Online Curl
To get started with Online Curl:
- Navigate to http://onlinecurl.com
- Enter a URL
- Add custom flags and options
- Enter your email to receive a summary report
To specify custom attributes in your request, use + Add Option and select a flag from the dropdown menu to pass custom parameters to Online Curl. For more information about flags, see the documentation for curl.
Online Curl only supports commonly used flags that are available in the dropdown menu.
Adding Multiple Headers
Requests often contain multiple headers. For example, a request sent from a typical browser would contain headers for User-Agent, Cookie, and Host.
To add multiple headers to Online Curl, + Add Option and select –header (-H) for each header.