How to predict the number of requests that are sent to the server statistically in time?
Posted on 2011-10-14
I have an application running on a server. The request on the server increases in time and I need to add more memory to the server. Upto this point everything is fine.
However, I would like to have a prediction methodology (a statistical methodology) which will help me to predict the number of users or number of requests that may come to the server, let's say after 6 months or the chance of highest request can be this much with that much of probability.
I will use AWStats to measure the current statistics.
Is there any tool or method that I can use to make such a prediction?
Note: This is an internal application. So the maximum number of users are restricted with the number of employees. However, as the application gets more popular, more people start to use it. On the other hand, the company continues to grow so the max number of employees increases as well.
Under such conditions, what kind of prediction can I use?