How to Set Up Automated Load Testing for Your WordPress Site (Or Any Other Platform)

Load testing your site is vital if you want to make sure it can perform well under pressure. In fact, it’s a smart idea to run these tests frequently. However, this can be a time-consuming endeavor and can steal valuable time away from other tasks.

You can get around that problem by simply automating the load testing process. This way, you’ll be able to run as many tests as you’d like without disrupting your normal workflow. Plus, it will be easier for you to anticipate and deal with potential problems ahead of time.

In this post, we’ll discuss the basics of load testing and why you’d want to automate it. We’ll also show you how to set up automated load testing for your WordPress site. Let’s get started!

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WordPress is great because it’s flexible, extensible, and can be lightweight. Why “*can* be lightweight?” Because its flexibility and extensibility - its greatest strengths - can be WordPress’ greatest weakness.

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Load Testing WordPress Sites: The Basics

You may not be new to WordPress, but you may be new to testing your WordPress site. As your site grows, you may find your site running more slowly. Here’s how to get started load testing your WordPress site to uncover what is making it run slow.

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Performance Testing Comparison: WordPress Bare Metal vs WordPress Docker

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.

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Wordpress Performance Comparison: Shared Hosting -vs- Digital Ocean

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 with him on Linkedin or Twitter.

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WordPress Vertical Scalability Part I: How Performance Varies with Changes in Hardware

How does your web application respond to improvements in the underlying hardware? Well, that will depend a lot on your application. Different applications are limited by different factors such as RAM, CPU, bandwidth, disk speed to name a few. In this article, I'll show you an approach to finding out how to test your way to understanding how your application consumes resources.

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Top 5 ways to improve Wordpress under load

Wordpress claims that more than 63 million web sites are running the Wordpress software. So for a lot of users, understanding how to make Wordpress handle load is important. Optimizing Wordpress ability to handle load is very closely related to optimizing the general performance, a subject with a lot of opinions out there. We've actually talked about this issue before on this blog. Here's the top 5 things we recommend you do to fix before you write that successful blog post that drives massive amounts of visitors.

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Wordpress load testing part 3 - Multi language woes

Understanding the effects of memory starvation.

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Wordpress load test part 2 - amendment

This is the second and a half part in a series of posts about Wordpress and performance. In part 1, we took a look at Wordpress in general. In part 2 we reviewed a couple of popular caching plugins that can boost performance. In this follow up post, we'll tell you a bit about what we learned after part 2 was published.

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Wordpress load test part 2

NOTE: This post was updated after it was first published. Please click here for explanation.

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