We created a list with top reasons why load testing should matter to your website or APIs:
- to identify potential bottlenecks of your application
- to discover the number of concurrent users that can access your application without a heavy degradation of the user experience
- to find out the breaking points of the technology stack used by your application
- to find your application’s behaviour under load
- to check the time it takes for your server to respond to clients and understand if your website loads in a decent amount of time
- to find out how slow the APIs or any other web service respond under heavy load
- to understand if the database technology or the connections to the databases (Postgres, Redis, Mongo etc) represent a bottleneck in your application
- to find out if the changes done in each release had a bad influence on the performance behaviour of the application
- for overall changes that are likely to influence the performance behaviour
- for fine tuning the different technology stack components
- to discover hardware issues or hardware/VM related problems, like limitation on the number of threads or file descriptors configured on the system
- if your article reaches the first page on Hacker News, but your website is down you regret you haven’t considered load testing previously
- to know how many parallel users your website can handle
- to understand if any errors appear to the end users and how are these going to affect their journey
- to be confident you can make a email campaign and all your customers are going to experience the designed workflow
LoadFocus.com is a Cloud Testing Platform used for Load and Performance Testing for Websites and APIs and Website Speed Testing with Analytics.
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