httping measures latency and throughput of a web server.

# To ping the specified url:
httping -g <url>

# To ping the web server on 'host' and 'port':
httping -h <host> -p <port>

# To ping the web server on 'host' using a TLS connection:
httping -l -g https://<host>

# To ping the web server on 'host' using HTTP basic authentication:
httping -g http://<host> -U <username> -P <password>