What is Ramp-up Rate
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6. What is Ramp-up Rate
As mentioned earlier, Although your site may be handling x number of users per day, only a small percentage of these users would be hitting your site at the same time.
Therefore, when preparing your load test scenario, you should take into account the fact that users will hit the website at different times, and that during your peak hour the number of concurrent users will likely gradually build up to reach the peak number of users, before tailing off as the peak hour comes to a close.
The rate at which the number of users build up, the "Ramp-up Rate" should be factored into the load test scenarios (i.e. you should not just jump to the maximum value, but increase in a series of steps).
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