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Best Practices for Load Testing

Finding the best load testing methods is crucial because you want to measure your website or application's performance accurately. There are 5 ways to do that:

First, you can start by clearing cookies and browser cache before recording traffic. You have to do this because a browser or application uses cookies or cached data to process requests, which may eventually reduce the performance of such a platform.

You can also connect to a verified web server and review the web pages. After doing this, you should record new scenarios from the browser or application's start. You may even add new features/behaviors. It is an effective way of making sure all simulated requests are not regarded.

If you place recorded parameters in clients' requests using variables, you may also find it possible to simulate a realistic load on the webserver. However, you should carefully review these requests before parameterizing.

Still, you can improve load testing performance by evaluating the user scenarios on recorded scenarios. That means you should subject one virtual user to testing to find the problem. You may develop a solution that will make sure all scenarios are executed efficiently.

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