Cloud Costs


Overview

LoadForge launches it's load generation servers on your DigitalOcean account. You then incur a fee for running the droplets for a few minutes.

{info} Tests typically cost from around 11 US cents up to a maximum of a few dollars per test.


Working out costs

LoadForge always provides a cost estimate before launching a test for you. However, to understand the "costs" we are provisioning $40/month VMs in most cases, in tests over 50,000 users $80/month and over 100,000 users $120/month.

DigitalOcean does not yet support per-second billing and so you are charged for 1 hour of consumption for each droplet launched. In addition, we launch a controller always which means you pay for 1+(number of servers) in your test.

{info} Generally, you can test between 10,000 and 20,000 users per worker server.


Cost estimations

To give you a guideline on typical tests sizes and cloud costs we have included some example test costs below:

~10,000 virtual users = $0.11
~70,000 virtual users = $0.66
~200,000 virtual users = $3.57

As you can see the cost per test, especially for small tests, is minimal. Large scale tests cost more to run, but are still thousands of dollars cheaper than most competitors.