Web Performance Study Ranks Top WordPress Hosting Providers

A study by CustomerCentrix LLC tests the scalability of providers at 2,000 concurrent users

LoadStorm® and ReviewSignal have teamed up to test the scalability of 16 WordPress hosting providers. Load tests were executed in LoadStorm PRO to simulate heavy traffic hitting identical WordPress sites. Web performance metrics, such as page response time and throughput, were measured throughout the test. The 10 hosting providers that did not struggle with tests of 500 or 1,000 concurrent users were then tested at 2,000 concurrent users and ranked according to their web performance.

The experiment included identical dummy websites that were implemented on each of the providers. The scripts created for the load tests were also identical and included normal user behaviors such as browsing and logging in. The final round of load tests lasted 30 minutes and ramped in a linear pattern from 500 to 2,000 concurrent users.

LoadStorm PRO provided in-depth data of how each provider handled the heavy load of simulated traffic. To rank the top 10 providers in the final round of testing, 5 performance metrics were evaluated: Average Response Time, Peak Response Time, Throughput, Error Rate, and Average Page Completion Time. For each metric, the providers were ranked 1st through 10th place based upon an ideal performance standard. Then each place was designated points: 1st Place – 10 points; 2nd Place – 9 points; 3rd place – 8 points; etc. The providers were ranked by highest total score from all metrics.

Results:

  • Pantheon
  • Media Temple
  • GoDaddy
  • Kinsta
  • Nexcess
  • LightningBase
  • A Small Orange
  • Pagely
  • Flywheel
  • WebSynthesis

LoadStorm CEO, Roger Campbell, states, “The majority of the hosting providers in this study managed the heavy traffic very well. We were impressed with the high level of performance overall.”

The full test data and infographic can be found at: http://loadstorm.com/2015/01/wordpress-hosting-web-performance/

About LoadStorm:
CustomerCentrix™ LLC is the creator of LoadStorm® PRO, a cost-effective and enterprise-grade cloud performance testing tool for web applications. It provides analysis of a site’s speed and scalability via interactive real-time graphs with key performance metrics. As a cloud load testing tool, no hardware is required, setup is minimal, and testing can begin quickly. Performance testing consultants, support services, and independent performance audits are also available. CustomerCentrix is a privately held company founded in 1997 with its headquarters in Albuquerque, N.M. More information is available at http://loadstorm.com.

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RadView Launches Load Testing Web Dashboard for Improved Performance Test Analysis

RadView Software (OTC:RDVWF), provider of web and mobile load testing solutions launched today WebLOAD 10.2 featuring a Web dashboard for improved performance test results analysis.

The new Web Dashboard enables analyzing performance test results from any web browser or mobile device. Test and engineers and managers can collaborate and share load test results, view real-time results as load tests are running, and easily personalize dashboard views.

“With this version we are further extending WebLOAD’s load test capabilities, providing performance engineers with yet more power, flexibility and efficiency,” said Eyal Shalom, RadView CEO. “For enterprise companies focused on large-scale web load testing, we are offering a breadth and depth of functionality at a fraction of the cost of some of the leading performance testing tools.”

WebLOAD 10.2 additional features include:

  • WebSockets support with full record/replay load testing capabilities
  • Real mobile device load testing via integration with Perfecto Mobile
  • API and WebServices load testing via JSON support
  • Server-side root cause analysis via integration with Dynatrace

WebLOAD 10.2, including the new Web dashboard, is available for a free 30-day trial version.

Source: SYS-CON Media, Inc

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New performance testing tool brings added speed and flexibility

With increasing pressure to produce new apps to meet customer demand, testing is vital as problems can lead to the loss of customers and revenue.

Yet the test process can often prove a bottleneck as the tools involved are cumbersome and can struggle to cope with modern complex apps and sites.

Website and app performance testing pioneer Appvance aims to streamline the process with the launch of Appvance PerformanceCloud 2 (APC2), the next generation of its flagship testing platform.

Its advanced feature set allows for test teams to develop complex and comprehensive testing scenarios. It also allows the re-purposing of functional tests to data-driven performance tests all with detailed simulated user controls. Test scripting with APC2 has been found in independent benchmarks to be up to 20x faster than other tools.

“The performance testing market has seen far too many over-hyped tools touting incomplete solutions that only address protocol-level issues and offer limited results that don’t provide the beginning-to-end insight that professional testers need,” says Srikar Achanta, Applications Engineering Manager at Appvance. “APC2 is the first platform to offer serious testers the comprehensive breadth of features required to drive website and app performance on a day-in, day-out basis. APC2’s beginning-to-end testing platform in the first technology to properly address the user experience level (UX), giving testers the most realistic test scenarios possible to mimic real-world user behaviors at scale and identifying client side code issues before launch”.

APC2 offers a wide range of features including advanced analytics to identify performance issues, improved cloud support giving testers a wider array of Amazon Web Services instances for load generation, and offering new capabilities for IBM SoftLayer cloud.

Testers can gauge response times over simulated 3G, 4G, LTE or Wi-Fi network bandwidths. There’s also support for deeper testing of Java-based applications. For testers of large-scale, enterprise-grade apps and websites, APC2 allows test scenarios to be created in hours, instead of days or weeks, enabling performance issues to be located quickly with little or no coding necessary.

You can find more information and request a free trial on the Appvance website.

Unlimited LaPTaaSS Testing: What’s Not To Like?

BlazeMeter 3.0 sports Selenium testing, multi-cloud support, and multi-instance tests

BlazeMeter has reached its version 3.0 release. The Load and Performance Testing-as-a-Self-Service (LaPTaaSS) software for mobile, We, and APIs allows users to run an unlimited number of tests with “zero time to test” in production.

BlazeMeter version 3.0 is capable of generating load using real browsers by utilizing Selenium Web driver technology. Users can now reuse existing Selenium scripts or record a new Selenium script using the open source Selenium builder, and then run a load based on the recorded script.

BlazeMeter also added multi-cloud vendors HP, Google, Joyent, and Rackspace to the existing Amazon Web Services (AWS) locations. New cloud platforms will be added on an ongoing basis to provide better flexibility in selecting the load origin.

Users can also run tests using the multi-cloud feature to load test their CDN. A new API-driven architecture enables complete functionality through a simple REST API, thereby allowing users to fully automate testing through the continuous delivery process.

With its multi-instance tests, BlazeMeter 3.0 expedites the user’s ability to build a collection of tests from disparate testing tools and orchestrate them to run together on every build and release.

This allows users to run an unlimited number of tests in parallel — tests generated by various open source tools — and reduce the efforts associated in running regression, post-build, and pre-production tests.

“BlazeMeter 3.0 provides noteworthy advantages to our customers and existing users, enabling them to get closer to their continuous integration and delivery process,” said Alon Girmonsky, Founder and CEO of BlazeMeter. “Another key functionality in version 3.0 is the new Mobile Dashboard that is available on iPhone and Android native apps. The Mobile Dashboard is also available today on the Play and Apple stores. To support mobile productivity, the Mobile Dashboard enables users to constantly stay in control by launching tests, viewing reports, and ending test runs while ‘on the go’ from their mobile devices.”

In summary, users can now run an unlimited number of tests created by a variety of open source tools to run in parallel in a fully automated fashion. In addition, the reporting data can be consumed in real time using the same API to determine the fate of the build.

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Neotys Launches NeoSense: Synthetic Monitoring for Application Performance and Availability

Neotys, a leader in easy-to-use, load testing tools for web and mobile applications, today announced the launch of NeoSense, a new synthetic production monitoring tool.

NeoSense, now available with a 30-day Free Trial version, leverages the proven test design capabilities of Neotys’ load and performance testing tool, NeoLoad, to quickly create realistic monitoring profiles even for complex business apps and the latest technologies. NeoSense generates synthetic users in production and actively monitors the performance and availability of critical business transactions within recorded user paths to detect and automatically alert you of any issues before they become problems for real users.

“We are very excited to deliver a solution that extends NeoLoad’s web and mobile technology capabilities to production.NeoSense makes it easy and efficient for companies to improve the quality, reliability, and speed of their web and mobile apps in production,” says Gerald Labie, CEO Neotys USA. “NeoSense gets the entire team aligned, creating a single version of the truth that unifies business and IT. Business users see dashboards with high level graphs of performance trends and availability in familiar terms while technical users can drill down to business transaction details providing data on the request and response level.”

NeoSense Key Capabilities

Supports the latest web and mobile application technologies

  • Monitor any new technologies added to your applications

Unmatched Realism

  • Monitor complex application scenarios from multiple locations
  • Record and replay real device behaviors

Fast & Powerful

  • Scriptless, GUI-based design
  • Easily design use cases and configure monitoring profiles

Actionable Insights

  • Clear and intuitive dashboards for KPIs, significant events, application performance and health
  • Drill down beyond business transactions to specific pages, elements, requests and responses

Synergy Between QA and Ops

  • NeoLoad + NeoSense means less work and more value for QA and Ops teams
  • Bridges the DevOps gap for application performance

Business & IT Collaboration

  • Business and IT work together to define the critical user paths to monitor
  • Business transaction level creates common language between business and IT

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Availability
NeoSense 1.0 is available immediately. Interested parties can now download the Free Trial.

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BlazeMeter Introduces Updated Version of Its Back-end Automated Testing Framework

BlazeMeter has released BlazeMeter version 3.0, a back-end automated testing framework that facilitates continuous testing as part of the product delivery cycle. This allows users to run an unlimited number of tests with “zero time to test”, resulting in faster release time without compromising software quality.

BlazeMeter version 3.0 delivers several new features including the ability to generate load using real browsers by utilizing Selenium web driver technology. The new feature facilitates the reuse of existing Selenium scripts or recording a new Selenium script using the open source Selenium builder and then run a load based on the recorded script.

BlazeMeter also has added multi-cloud vendors HP, Google, Joyent and Rackspace to the existing Amazon Web Services (AWS) locations. New cloud platforms will be added on an ongoing basis to provide better flexibility in selecting the load origin. Users can also run tests using the multi-cloud feature to load test their CDN.

A new API driven architecture enables complete functionality through a simple REST API, allowing developers to fully automate testing through the continuous delivery process. The new User Interface (UI) facilitates fast performance testing so that users can access version 3.0’s new features and functionalities.

With its Multi-Instance tests, BlazeMeter 3.0 expedites a developer’s ability to build a collection of tests from disparate testing tools and orchestrate them to run together on every build and release. This provides the opportunity to run an unlimited number of tests in parallel — tests generated by various open source tools — by reducing the efforts associated in running regression, post-build and pre-production tests.

Another new functionality in version 3.0 is the Mobile Dashboard that is available on iPhone and Android native apps. The Mobile Dashboard is also available on the Play and Apple stores. To support mobile productivity, the Mobile Dashboard enables users to constantly stay in control by launching tests, viewing reports and ending test runs while from their mobile devices.

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