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Policy

Absolutely not! We can run your test when it impacts your customers the least. This includes running tests after midnight and during the weekend.

This completely depends on a number of things:

  • The complexity of the testing scenario(s)
  • The number of scripts
  •  Idiosyncrasies in your web application
  • And, of course, fitting the testing into our schdule

Often, we could be informed of a test at 9 AM, and be ready to test the same evening.  Other times, test preparation has taken a few weeks  (a very complex test).

It is best to let us know as soon as you have a test date in-mind.

 

Testing

There are a few differences, but these are mostly between a running test and an “exported” report. The exported PDF may show a subset of the data for some of the tables. The test result does have all of the data that was generated and that data can be exported to a CSV file.

Absolutely not! We can run your test when it impacts your customers the least. This includes running tests after midnight and during the weekend.

Absolutely! There are many performance pitfalls that can be encountered using WordPress. Fortunately, many of these are easily fixed.

Here is a short list of some potential issues that can kill performance:

  • A slow theme
  • Poorly written plugin(s)
  • Over-sized images
  • Non-optimized images
  • Not taking advantage of gzip on the server
  • Not setting persistent connections
  • Not taking advantage of caching
  • Non-optimal hosting

There are other things to look at as well.

Yes. We will record each user-type individually and the test will combine them into a coherent workload. Typically, between 2 and 5 distinct user-types are common – although we have run tests that combined over 30!

Absolutely. The list below highlights the current geographies that we use:

Amazon EC2

  • Asia Pacific (Singapore)
  • Australia (Sydney)
  • Canada (Montreal)
  • EU Central (Frankfurt)
  • EU West (Ireland)
  • EU West (London)
  • EU West (Paris)
  • India (Mumbai)
  • Japan (Tokyo)
  • South America (Sao Paulo)
  • South Korea (Seoul)
  • US East (Ohio)
  • US East (Virginia)
  • US West (North California)
  • US West (Oregon)

Digital Ocean

  • Asia Pacific (Singapore)
  • Canada (Toronto)
  • EU (Amsterdam)
  • EU (Frankfurt)
  • EU (London)
  • India (Bangalore)
  • US (New York)
  • US (San Francisco)

Yes. We can easily remove all or some of the 3rd-party hosts represented in your application.

We can either run tests from the Cloud -or- we can run from inside your firewall.

To run from inside your firewall, we would:

  • Come to your location
  • Setup software on machines that you would provide
  • Additional charges would be incurred for Travel & Expenses.

The number of virtual users used in a test depends greatly on the reason that the test is being run. A typical scenario might be that a retail company had issues handling the amount of traffic received last year around the holidays.

In that case, the formula would be:
Virtual Users = (Hourly Sessions x Average Session Duration in seconds) / 3,600

This would be based on a peak period last year.  You might want to increase this number based on Sales and Marketing projections for year-over-year growth.

Last year’s numbers should be factual and based on analytics.

A virtual user is a software simulation of an actual user of your website/web application. The goal is to have the simulated users behave much like actual users – the more realistic, the better.

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