So, you want to see what it’s like to have a large amount of visitors hit your website… How do you test that? You could go buy a bunch of expensive hardware, and install some cumbersome software, or you could wing it and see how your site performs under the stress… Ridiculous? We thought so too.
Today, we’ll be talking about some advantages of load testing from the cloud.
The feeling of relief, A light breeze on a warm day, a fire on a cold night, the sensation of a burden being lifted. This is the experience of the weary developer who discovers all he needs to have in order to load test his website is a login, password, and an accurate test configuration. No bulky, harddrive consuming software. No additional server room in the back to provide him with horsepower. And, there’s the added benefit of actually being able to test the capacity of his site against visits from people all over the world, not just unrealistic simulations from his luxurious internal network.
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Here are the benefits of testing from the cloud:
Testing your application from your own network is testing in a vacuum. Even if you can generate the traffic, your simulation is benefiting from the direct-line access you’d expect from being on-site. The real-world traffic your site will encounter will originate from multiple locations, sometimes locally, sometimes nationally and even globally, but your audience will most likely not be originating from your internal network. Testing from the cloud gives you the benefit of a more realistic scenario in which your simulated load is actually originating from multiple locations and making its way to your endpoint to provide the most realistic test results possible.
Testing from the cloud not only provides more realistic results, it’s a simpler solution for your company moving forward. You use cloud service instead of creating an in-house solution, acquire the best possible test results, and can focus on the bigger picture of reaching your audience and delivering content and making money.
You can schedule your tests to be recurring, at certain times, and push different amounts of traffic. Need to know how your app responds to 1000 users at 2am in your time zone, but don’t want to be sitting in the office to push the “run test” button? No problem, that’s what scheduling is for. With cloud-based testing, the world is at your fingertips, and you can set it up to test without you.
In addition to timing your tests, you can set up your tests from anywhere. Because this cloud based service is online, your login and password will get you into your test configurations, whether you’re at the office or not.
These are a few of the major advantages of testing from the cloud, and we hope you have found them helpful.
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