When Version Release & Marketing Campaigns Collide (Performance Testing Case Study)

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Brille24 is Germany’s leading online-optician with customers in more than 115 countries around the world. They offer a wide range of glasses of that can be purchased via their e-commerce website. Brille24 used Load Impact to verify that their new e-commerce platform could handle their existing traffic level of 2,500 concurrent users. Testing helped them identify and fix performance-related problems … Read more

WordPress Bare Metal vs WordPress Docker Performance Comparison

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Performance is paramount in today’s website world. Google has also included Website Performance as another key criteria in the search rank algorithm it uses (source). Every decision we make regarding our website either affects performance, flexibility, or both. So how can we combine performance and flexibility? Docker! Docker is a new service which allows you to … Read more

How Load Testing Brings Developers & Marketers Together

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Marketers and developers have often had somewhat of a contentious relationship. However, in the advent of cloud computing and a reliance on data-driven decision making, marketers and developers are required to work together and help each other like never before. One of the most unexpected convergence points for these two groups is when and how to do … Read more

WordPress Performance Comparison: Shared Hosting -vs- Digital Ocean

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This post was originally posted by Brian Christner on his blog. Brian is an American living in beautiful Switzerland. He is the Swiss Army knife of cloud computing specializing in Linux, Docker, IaaS, PaaS, or anything with a .io domain name. He enjoys riding his motorcycle, the outdoors, and open source projects. Follow Brian on his blog or connect … Read more

Black Friday Recap: Winners, Losers and Top Takeaways

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2014’s holiday shopping season went into high gear this past weekend with thanksgiving day and black Friday showing strong growth over last year.  IBM released their annual report with some interesting statistics which should prove helpful in planning for future e-commerce spending. The trends for 2014 included some of the following highlights: Mobile trumped desktop for the … Read more

Validating the Performance Impact of Enabling APC (Alternative PHP Cache)

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UVD is an established agency based in London’s Tech City, specialising in helping startups to launch innovative products and improving business processes for well-known brands. We’ve been migrating a number of clients to our AWS architecture because they’ve outgrown their current hosts and require a more stable, reliable service that can grow with them. We’re … Read more

What if the Rosetta Satellite Wanted to Read News from Earth?

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  Is the Rosetta satellite starved for news from Earth?  As a foreword, we have a particular interest in the Rosetta satellite because – as you probably weren’t aware – the first lines of code we ever wrote for Load Impact were written as part of a project for the European Space Agency (ESA). For that project, the … Read more