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During the development of your web application you will encounter the need of finding out the latency times for different regions of the world.

Why should I care about this?

Imagine that a user is able to access your application from Europe in under 100 ms, but doing the same action from Asia it will have to wait 4 seconds for the same URL to receive the response. The user experience for some of the regions could be very badly impacted by this.
This may not be so important for web applications that are meant for a small geographical areas, but for the applications that should be easily accessible from different countries and continents this is quite important.

How can I measure the latency for such use cases ?

The answer is simple, you just have to create a test case that hits the URLs that you want to measure and run them from different regions of the world. It is very simple and easy to do that from with Load Focus – Cloud Load and Performance JMeter testing service. All you need to do is to select the URL and the geographical region of the injector machine from within the service and your ready to go. It’s that easy. To create an Apache JMeter performance test you need to create a JMeter performance test script file.

How can I do that?

Is pretty much quite straight forward if you are using the LoadFocus service. Even if you do not have a cloud provider account we can provide you
free of charge a couple of machines from different regions for running your test with some limitations. So all you have to do is create a General Test (the type of test that can be easily created directly on the LoadFocus web interface) or use one of your existing Apache JMeter tests.

Could I use the same technique for load testing my application?

Yes, for sure you can use the same, the only issue would be that using the free of charge account would not give you more the 2 machines and 3 minutes for running your tests.
Please contact in case you need more.

Could I use this for verifying the analytics features that I have set up on my web application?

The answer is the same, for sure you can as you have the possibility to simulate access from different regions of the world.
Let us know in case you what us to create a small demo for you.

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