April 4, 2017
Everybody wants their site to be scalable. From shared hosting customers to large media companies on expensive dedicated hardware, people deserve to get every last bit of performance that they’ve paid for. A great first step is to do load testing. However, most of the people running tests tend to only do so on their local machine. To truly understand what you can reasonably expect, you need to throw real traffic (and real scenarios) at your production environment. In this session I will discuss how to generate tests that mimic realistic user traffic, ways to run these tests against your site, and what to do after you realize things maybe aren’t as fast as you’d thought.