Curated by: Luigi Canali De Rossi

Saturday, March 1, 2003

Test Web Peak Traffic By Simulating Virtual Users On Site

EasyWebLoad v1.6
Service / site not available anymore (updated 4.05)
= worth knowing
Software Tool (Win) Shareware ($250), FREE Trial

If you are planning to launch a Web site that probably will attract many visitors, you must test in advance what will happen during peak traffic hours in order to guarantee reliable performance and high quality.

EasyWebLoad allows you to find out how many simultaneous visitors your Web site can handle without causing trouble by simulating the behavior of virtual users. You can also test if visitors have to wait longer than 7 seconds for your Web pages to display. (According to the company making EasywebLoad, if a Web Page takes 8 seconds or more to load you could loose more than 50% of your users).

You can use EasyWebLoad to test single or multiple Web pages or your complete Web site.

EasyWebLoad can provide a really cost-effective solution to load, performance and stress testing; many competitive products are by far more expensive.

If you run a small Web site, which is not frequented by hundreds of users, and you just want to find out how long your Web pages take to load, you can use simple, free online tools to calculate load and download times (see review of Jim Martindale's File Download Time Calculator - Find out if you frustrate your Site visitors with long download times) or even calculate them manually (see Robin Good's review How to Calculate and Speed-Up the Download Time of Your Web Site).

If you are interested in finding out how your Web site performs in different places around the world you should have a look at the article Test your website from anyplace in the world for free, which is available on the Master New Media Web site at:



You can download a copy of EasyWebLoad at: (852 KB)

The trial version is limited to 20 virtual users.

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