The best load-testing tools for your website

There are many load testing tools available today for all kinds of applications and organizations.

NeoLoad is an automated performance testing platform for enterprise organizations continuously testing applications and APIs. The platform provides testers and developers automatic test design and maintenance, realistic simulation of user behavior, fast root cause analysis and built-in integrations with the entire SDLC toolchain.

Apache JMeter is a 100% pure Java, Open Source application that can be used to test performance on both static and dynamic resources, simulating heavy loads on individual servers, groups of servers, networks, or objects to test strength and analyze performance under different load types.

Load Multiplier is a testing framework to test IT products across domains such as telecommunication, banking, web, proprietary protocols. Additionally given a client library, it can generate millions of such client instances so as to generate real field traffic. It comes with a web-based front end, and powerful C/C++ based back end engine.

Locust is an Open Source load testing tool that enables you to define user behavior using Python to test your system’s performance under millions of simulated, simultaneous users. Also, it allows you to write expressive scenarios in plain-old Python, enables testing on any system, and multiple systems at the same time and uses community members to add to the traffic.

A load and stress testing tool for easily analyzing website performance, WAPT creates tests in minutes for mobile applications, web services or customized ERP systems.

It is important to test any software’s performance and load handling capabilities before it is released. There are many options available ranging from open source to enterprise-ready tools to perform load testing. Once you checked your loading speed it’s time to draw traffic to your website, and the first step that I recommend is to take full advantage of high-quality traffic tools, for example, Babylon Traffic. With such a tool at your disposal drawing traffic to your business will be way easier.