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Increase Performance with FastHTTP

Using FastHttpUser to increase load test capacity


By default, LoadForge uses the HttpUser class which is based on Python requests. This allows a large amount of flexibility with customizing your test, however, for most use cases it's not required.

There is an alternative and significantly faster method (4-5x more requests/second) by using FastHttpUser instead of HttpUser. Below is an example of a test configured to use FastHttpUser.


from locust import task, FastHttpUser

class MyUser(FastHttpUser):    
    def index(self):
        response = self.client.get("/")     

Changing Your Tests

As you can see primarily you need to import FastHttpUser and then pass it to your test class. You should be able to easily change any existing test to use it.

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