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I. Preliminary Considerations > 5. Load Testing

Chapter 5. Load Testing

Load testing your web site is useful for figuring out how much capacity it can handle, but it is more important for shaking out bugs that occur only under heavy load, especially subtle threading issues that can cause deadlock and crash the site. Once the bugs are mostly gone, you should be able to get a nice logarithmic curve that shows throughput level off with increasing load, or, a nice exponential curve that shows that latency goes through the roof as load goes beyond your site’s limits.


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