How to choose between pay-per-test and subscription:
If there’s one thing we’ve learnt from executing over a 1 million load tests and working with over 140,000 people, it’s that you always need to run more than one test.
Therefore, we suggest using our pay-per-test option only in the following situations:
Finally, we realize that some of our customers can not purchase subscriptions due to company policies, or because they are consultants and only need to test on a project-basis. If this is your situation, we will happily create a customized offer that suits your needs. Contact us for details.
How to choose a subscription level:
Selecting a subscription level that’s right for you can be daunting, particularly if you’re new to performance testing. Here are some guidelines for selecting the perfect plan.
concurrent_users = (peak hourly_visits * avg. visit_duration in seconds) / 3600.
To find your peak hourly visits and average visit duration using Google Analytics, please follow these instructions.
If you don’t have any historical data to work with, work backwards from target sales/service projections and conversion rates. For example, how many unique visitors will you need each month in order to generate X number of conversions or sales? Once you have this number, apply the formula above to determine how many concurrent users you will need.
Our general rule of thumb is to start by doubling (2x) the number you came up with above. The objective is to find out when your system breaks and what happens when it breaks. And if it doesn’t break, then you know you can handle double your current load levels without fail.
For example, If you have 20 frontend servers and are confident in your current load balancing setup, you don’t need to install an agent on all 20 machines, you only need it on one - that one server will be representative.
Moreover, we advise you not to install Server Metrics Agents on the network level (e.g. load balancers, firewalls, network appliances), these metrics will not provide value to your results analysis.
Still need help picking a plan? Or maybe you're unsure whether or not our technology will satisfy your demands? In either case, contact us!