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Why Load Test?

by Honza

Tips on why you want to load test your website, web apps and API’s in 2017. Plus - a few tips on setup and implementation.

This post is written by Jaymi Tripp from Dotcom-Monitor.

1. You are expecting an influx in traffic or sales

If you know that you will see an increase in visitors to your website, load testing is crucial, and no website is invincible. In 2003 we saw with Amazon in a situation that ended in legal issues and server overload when someone entered incorrect data for the price of some popular electronic items at the time. Even the government is susceptible to crashes. We all remember this after the launch of Obama Care with the incredible page load times and constant glitches. Rumor has it that the site never went through any load testing scenarios and there was no information on what its capacity actually was.