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April 6, 2013

10 steps to load test your website for free

It is crucial to test the performance of any application. Performance testing validates the non-functional aspects of the application. In this blog post, I will explain about 10 steps to load test your website for free. Yes, it is free. Read on.

Step 1

Login to Loadzen.com

Step 2

Sign up for your account

Step 3

Login with your credentials

Step 4

Go to Test Manager to design your test.

Step 5

Go to Test Wizard to design your test as shown below. Enter your name of you test and enter total number of virtual users and then click on Next.

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Step 6

Select the Ramp-up speed and Accuracy as shown below. Click on Next.

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Step 7

Click on Create a new scenario link and enter scenario name and URLs to visit one per line as shown below. Click on Next.

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Step 8

Adjust weights by using slider. How importance you want to give for your scenario as shown below. Click on Next.

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Step 9

Loadzen will calculate the total cost. I used only 10 virtual users, so the total cost is zero. Loadzen is free upto 25 concurrent users. See below snapshot. Click on Save and Run.

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Step 10

Loadzen is cloud powered load testing service enables to test with thousands of virtual users. Once your test is completed, you can view your results in View Test Results page.

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About NaveenKumar Namachivayam

Hi there! is a passionate and experienced Performance Test Analyst based in Chicago, USA with skill sets in Manual Testing, Test Automation, Performance Testing, and Test Estimation. He loves to learn and experiment new trends and models in Software Testing. Please stop by at his personal blogs: Excel Blog, DealsBrook, NaveenKumarN.in, and Affiliate Insights blog and Software Testing Memes.

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