When your website, brand, and reputation are on the line, you want the most reliable performance testing solution you can find

"... the first company I would contact to discuss load testing solutions."

Head of IT solution delivery, financial services provider

Load testing helps you ensure that your website doesn't slow down or collapse when visitor numbers increase. Without it, revenue and reputation are both at risk. 

Load testing is essential when you’re:

  • Planning a big marketing campaign

  • Preparing for a seasonal peak

  • Launching a new product

  • Making hardware or infrastructure changes

It’s also essential to get it right. That’s why in addition to a uniquely reliable test environment and methodology, we have qualified testing experts on hand. In a managed load test, they’ll help you through the entire process, from scoping through to execution and reporting. Alternatively, if you’re confident running your own tests, you can take the Software as a Service (SaaS) option.

You can even mix and match, with a tailored solution to fit your particular technical and business requirements.

To save time and money on unnecessary retests, why not book a pre load test performance audit? This way, you can make sure your website is in the best possible shape to cope with extra load before you test it. 

Our load testing service provides:

  • Robust methodology: We test your site from an external perspective, exercising your entire delivery stack. Our managed platform provides carefully controlled, repeatable testing which scales as your requirements grow.

  • Accessibility: We can test all your environments (pre-prod, staging, live) as long as they can be accessed from the internet. We run all tests from a fixed range of IP addresses so you can grant access to our service without making your non-production environments public.

  • Powerful scripting: Our team of expert support engineers will turn your requirements into robust scripts, emulating rich user interactions with your site that conventional script and macro recorders can’t. We can simulate any user activity on your site or web service, or tailor scripts to test specific areas of your infrastructure. We provide expert scripting support and maintain your scripts for future tests, enabling you to achieve comparable results and consistent data as your website develops over time.

  • Intuitive portal (SaaS engagements): Through our load testing portal, you can configure and run load testing scenarios quickly and easily. If you haven’t used it before, we’ll train you at the start of the process, so you can design and set up your scenarios.

  • Actionable reporting: Our reporting portal gives you instant access to a wealth of performance data, enabling you to identify the causes of any bottlenecks, slow-downs or failures, and make changes to your platform. If you need additional data from application monitoring to complement your load test, we can draw on our network of web performance partners to meet your requirements.

  • Project support: Whether you require a fully managed load project or only wish to use our powerful SaaS portal, we track your project, sharing our documentation with you and clearly communicating project milestones. We give you the opportunity to verify that our scripts meet your requirements before testing, giving you absolute confidence in the results. At any point in the process, our professional services and support teams will be on hand to deliver expert help. We also offer comprehensive portal training to all new users.

Load testing is a must. I would recommend it to anyone implementing changes on a business critical system. The consequences of not testing just aren’t worth the risk, so I always budget for it. Failing to test can cost a lot of money, embarrassment and negative feedback from customers. It is also important to get an impartial view, which is why it’s great to have their [Eggplant] analysis and recommendations.
— Geoff Bishop, Engagement Manager, Eurotunnel Le Shuttle

Load testing is a recurring requirement. As we work with you to deliver your website load testing goals, we aim to transfer our knowledge to you so you can get the best out of the service. As we move through different projects, we can tailor our involvement to suit your needs, ensuring that we always provide just the right level of support.

Contact us today to find out how we can help you continue to deliver an excellent online experience to your customers when traffic peaks.

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