Loadster Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

Loadster

Load testing for high-performance websites

5.0/5 (2 reviews)

Loadster overview

What is Loadster?

Loadster is a load testing solution for websites, web applications, and APIs. You can use Loadster to simulate a large volume of users hitting your site, with realistic traffic patterns, in order to measure your site's scalability and prepare for an increase in traffic.

High traffic events represent a substantial risk to your business, as well as a great opportunity. By load testing your site, you can ensure your site's performance and scalability, thereby mitigating risk and maximizing the upside from your next high traffic event.

As a cloud-hybrid solution, Loadster supports on-demand cloud testing from 15+ global cloud regions, but you can also self-host your engines for testing on private networks.
www.loadsterperformance.com

Pricing

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United States, Australia, Canada, China, Germany and 3 other markets, India, Japan, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
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Pierre d.

The perfect tool to load test your app.

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-05-19
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
While migrating ScrapingBee out of Heroku we wanted to know how the new infra would react to the load. Simulating 400 users can be very resource-intensive and it would have been difficult to do it on our own machine. In Loadster it took me literally less than a minute. Using Loadster also allowed us to perfectly size our servers and we now know perfectly what are our bottlenecks what we will need to upgrade once we hit a certain usage threshold.

Cons
One killer feature would be to compare multiple testing runs. Let's say I launch test A. Then tweak my app and launch test B, I'd love to be able to easily compare A and B regarding what I changed in the app.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Simple to use, powerful performance testing

Used occasionally for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-11-12
Review Source: Capterra

Highly recommended, will be using again regularly in the future and it's added another tool to our belt!

Pros
The user experience is awesome. The billing is simple and straightforward - the Fuel Calculator made it easy to work out the required usage. The actual script setup is easy as pie and so intuitive. You download the chrome extension and it records the script instantly. The screenshots auto generate so you can check it's run properly and it can easily handle entering values into fields, clicking on buttons and navigating around the site. If you've never used a performance testing tool for traffic, this is the one to go for - it didn't take much clicking around to feel familiar with the Dashboard and it's capabilities.

Cons
It's more suited to enterprise in terms of pricing as the minimum top up amount is $119 which is quite high, it would be great if there was a smaller package.

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Loadster pricing

Pricing options
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Run unlimited local tests and up to 10 cloud tests a month on the Free Plan, up to 50 virtual users. For larger tests, monthly plans are available.

Loadster features

API
Activity Dashboard
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop
Monitoring
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting/Analytics

Access Controls/Permissions (407 other apps)
Activity Tracking (178 other apps)
Alerts / Escalation (178 other apps)
Alerts/Notifications (330 other apps)
Audit Management (180 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (249 other apps)
Compliance Management (225 other apps)
Dashboard (236 other apps)
Data Visualization (219 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (285 other apps)
Search/Filter (268 other apps)
Third Party Integrations (351 other apps)
Workflow Management (214 other apps)

Additional information for Loadster

Key features of Loadster

  • Record test scripts with any web browser
  • Edit and customize test scripts
  • Capture dynamic values from HTTP responses
  • Import custom form data for realistic testing
  • Build test scenarios to simulate large user volumes
  • Run tests and observe with the interactive dashboard
  • Live performance graphs
  • Easily export HTML reports
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Benefits

* Record, edit, and replay test scripts simulating realistic user behavior on your site.
* Run load tests with hundreds or thousands of virtual users.
* Monitor your site's performance in real time as the load test progresses.
* Analyze test results and generate reports to share with your team.
* Test from 15+ global cloud regions, or your own self-hosted engines.