General FAQs

What is Loadmill and what can it do for me?

Loadmill is an online platform in which you can create and execute load tests for your application. It differs from other services due to its usage of real web traffic to generate the load on the tested server. This allows us to test your application from countless geographic locations and computers - simulating real usage patterns more authentically.

Since we use existing user sessions rather than virtual machines, we are able to offer this service with a much simpler and more affordable pay-as-you-go pricing model.

If you'd like to learn more, have a look at This video - it explains the general idea.

What can’t it do?

Loadmill does not simulate browser/client side activity in any way - we test your server from the network layer and provide advanced parameterization capabilities to let you define the flow of information from one request to the next.

What is a load/performance test?

According to Wikipedia:

Load testing is the process of putting demand on an application and measuring its response. Load testing is performed to determine a system's behavior under both normal and anticipated peak load conditions.

How can I get more credits to run tests?

Soon we will add a self-service payment system for billing and buying credits. Until then, if you need more credit to evaluate or use the product we can probably give you some.

Please contact support by clicking on the bubble chat button in the lower-right corner of the screen or drop us a line at support@loadmill.com.

How to report bugs?

You can send bug reports to support@loadmill.com