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Free Web Load Testing Services


The software development trend that shifts the target platform from the desktop to web, cloud and mobile applications has fostered the development of load testing services on the web. It is an obvious option to use web-based load testing tools for applications that can be accessed by web users. This article presents the free offers from commercial web load testing services providers.

We have considered in this article only the tools that provides a load testing service that we define as the ability to simulate the access by multiple users on a defined time period. We will not mention tools that provides just a one-time assessment of your application performance, giving information such as the time needed to reach the server or to load the JavaScript library. We list also only the providers of free long term load testing services and not the vendors that offer only a limited time one time trial account. If you know a tool that is currently missing from this list, please use the contact form to let us know about it and we will update this article.

ach free service comes with its limits. In the case of web load testing, they focus on the following criteria: the number of virtual users, the duration of the tests, the number of tests and the ability to test from multiple geographical locations. Some vendors put explicit values on each of these items, but other work with a credit system that you can apply to multiple configurations. In this last case you might be able to choose between a long test with few users or a short test with many users. Some services will also put a limit in the number of days that the test reports will be kept.

Besides these limits, you will choose the free load testing account from the provider that is suited for your technological needs that can stretch from the ease of use if you are just starting your load testing journey or its capability to understand the specificity of your applications.

AgileLoad is an enterprise-class load testing solution. AgileLoad learns complicated transactions by automatically capturing your business processes. You can record and replay rich Internet applications using a variety of Web 2.0 technologies thereby developing complicated load testing scenarios easily. AgileLoad script storyboard gives you a graphical view of your test scenarios.

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