Stress testing are tests that examine limits on your system by testing them under extreme loads. The test examines how the system behaves under intense loads, and how it recovered when returning to normal use, i.e is a KPI like the achievement and the same response time as before? In addition to the KPI testing exams, stress testing also examine memory leaks, delay, safety problems and data corruption.
Stress testing can be performed through load testing tools, by defining test cases with a very high number of simultaneous virtual users. If your stress testing includes a sharp increase in the number of virtual users, it is known as the Spike Testing. If you test the test for a long time to examine the system continuously slowly, it is called a Soak Testing.
When Should You Use Stress Testing?
Website pressure tests and application stress tests are important prior to major events, such as Black Friday, ticket sales for popular concerts with high demand or election. But we recommend testing the pressure every once in a while so you know the durability of your system. This ensures you are always ready for unexpected traffic spikes, and gives you more time and resources to improve your congestion. Using various types of performance testing ensures you are always aware of the issues you have and you can plan how to handle them.
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