Test site performance

Website performance testing, often also referred to as site performance testing, is a principal activity in the development, testing, and production of websites. A site performance test collects data on response times, scalability, and stability characteristics of a system. For websites that service a high volume of users and those that fulfill critical business transactions, these metrics help to define the user experience of websites and web applications. Website developers and operators test site performance to increase the quality of user experience resulting in increased revenue and improved productivity.

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Test site performance to optimize user experience

The user experience of a website is directly impacted by the load speed of each page in the website. Fast load speeds enhance user experience by allowing users to quickly access information and accomplish tasks. Users satisfied with the performance of a website are more likely to stay on the site, and return to it, and less likely to bounce to competitor websites. Website brand value and trust also increases. To realize best ROI, website stakeholders need to test site performance regularly throughout the lifecycle of each website.

With the proliferation of mobile devices, the primary user end-point to access the internet is changing from the desktop to mobile device. Consequently, the performance of mobile websites or websites that optimize their content for mobile devices is key to the mobile user experience and retention. In addition to response times from web servers, application servers, and databases that produce content for websites, mobile-specific performance parameters must be measured as well. For example, each web page performance test must be conducted with consideration for wireless network latency and congestion.

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Use Dynatrace to test site performance

Dynatrace provides best-of-breed load and performance testing products to test site performance:

  • Dynatrace Synthetic Monitoring is a website performance test product that uses scripted transactions to replicate user experience from numerous global locations in order to test site performance. As a load tester, it can generate high-volume load from the cloud in order to effect hundreds of test executions involving thousands of objects in first and third-party hosts. The results can be used to ensure readiness for service launches or events, and to benchmark against competitor websites.
  • Dynatrace Application Monitoring is an application performance testing and monitoring product that can help to test site performance by performing continuous end-to-end monitoring of websites and applications. It uses patented PurePath Technology® to capture each transaction from user click through web application execution through database query processing and back. When performance problems are discovered, your team can quickly drill down to code-level details to determine the root cause.

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