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Domain verification is the process of verifying that your domain or hostname actually belongs to you, so we can load-test it.
For example, if you have an app hosted on
myapp.comyou would like test requests from Loadmill to be sent to it during a load test. However, if we allow anyone to send requests to
myapp.comit could be abused by a malicious user to attack your servers by flooding them with requests.
The way this problem is solved is by using domain verification, a simple process in which you are asked to:
- 1.Go to Settings > Domains.
- 2.Enter the hostname or sub-domain you would like to test in the text area at the top of the page and click Verify.
- 3.You will be prompted and asked to host a small text file, containing a Verification Token, on your server in order to prove you own your domain, e.g.
- 4.Once the file is hosted on your server, click Verify to complete the process.
Note: There is no need to prove ownership of a sub-domain once its parent is verified. For example, if you have already completed the verification process for
myapp.comyou can load-test
If you do not want or unable to serve a file on your server, you can prove ownership of your domain via DNS.
According to the documentation of your hosting service or DNS provider, add a DNS record of the following format:
- Name: The sub-domain you would like to test, e.g.
<VERIFY_TOKEN>stands for the Verification Token you were asked to serve in a text file. E.g.
Once the DNS record is set, click Verify to complete the process.
Note: DNS records may take a while to be propagated, so if the verification initially fails, try again after a few minutes.