Load Impact

Load Impact helps you load test your website or web app. Record user scenarios using the Chrome extension or proxy recorder and configure a test with just a few clicks.

Load Impact Evaluation Score
1. Setup & Configuration

  • Simple to setup and configuration (basic and advanced).


2. Scalability (In)

  • Can use multiple concurrent TCP connections when loading resources from a single target host;
  • Can ramp-up from 0 to 100,000 users in under a minute;
  • Can scale load tests up to 1.2 million concurrent users;
  • Unlimited Max Test Time.


3. Scalability (Out)

  • Can generate load from up to 10 different locations simultaneously and add more locations upon request.


4. Scope

  • Record mobile user scenarios using hosted proxy recorder
  • Simulate mobile operating systems (iOS and Android), mobile network conditions (3G, 4G, Edge, etc.), packet loss, jitter, mobile browser behavior (Safari and Chrome).


5. Scripting & Recording

  • Advanced scripting options: JSON and XML parsing;
  • HTML form handling including parsing and querying HTML DOM using either CSS or XPath queries;
  • URL parsing, building and joining;
  • Encode/decode using base64; bit-fiddling;
  • Basic browser-based recording (multiple formats)


6. Integration

There is no "out of the box" integration. Instead, Load Impact relies on their API for integration.


7. API Capabilities

Robust API with REST API or Java and Python SDKs


8. Software Maturity & Reliability

Load Impact's cloud software performance testing solution launched in October of 2013; however, their core software has been on the market since 2009. We couldn't find a lot of endorsement or negative feedback on Load Impact.


9. Ease of Switching

There does not seem to be any major barriers or issues with switching from Load Impact to another vendor, and a month-to-month contract (for non-enterprise clients) makes it inexpensive to switch.


10. Price & Total Cost

The Load Impact solution will not cost you a lot to get setup and configured, and it won't require you to develop a lot of custom code. However, if you do require significant integrations you will incur the cost of developing these tools. You will not recover these expenses if you change services.

Although they offer a free introductory plan, as your testing requirements grow, Load Impact can become a costly solution, especially after building custom integrations.


11. Support & User Community

There is sufficient support documentation on the Load Impact website; however, there was little community support or discussion.


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