How many visitors can your website/blog handle without being impractically slow? What is the maximum visitor load capacity?
Load Impact is an online visitor load testing service which tests your website’s performance when it is subjected to increased visitor loads. The website is exceedingly simple and the report is extremely informational. The about page claims of over 40,000 load tests until now.
Few years ago, a fast website was a luxury, but now it has become a necessity. You may ask, since when? Since 2010 when Google introduced the concept of page load time in its algorithm. Users when entering a slow website would think twice before clicking on any link.
This applies to all your own potential links the user might visit and potential advertisement links which might bring you revenue. So, in a nutshell, a slow website leads to cautious visitor and a cautious visitor leads to decreased online surfing on your website, finally leading to lower revenues.
From another perspective, after teh load testing has been done, you would find a spike in your visitor readings in your blog or website, but don't be too happy, as they are all inorganic visitors.
Reading and understanding the Site report.
At the top of the page, you will find your URL being displayed. You will also see another public address (that is where your report has been generated). Now you may share the public link with your friends and colleagues. There will be a status bar, giving you the progress of the test being performed. At the top left you would find “Load Zone Data source” which will allow you to select the location of source of the load being generated on your website.
The information is very well depicted in the form of a geographical map (Google Maps). In the maps, the arrow spot tells you the location of target of the loading and the bulb like option shows the location of the source of the load. Now the thicker the line joining the points, higher is the traffic density or the loading.
Now comes the charts, on the y-axis we have the number of visitor loading applied and the time duration of the response of the website and the x-axis gives the duration of website. if you see it carefully in the following screenshot of a chart, you will observe that, as the number of visitors are increased on the website, the time taken by the website to respond too increases.
Now the visitor load is applied gradually, so comes the inclined line. Now you may click on the button above the chart to change the metrics, and see the results in a different light altogether. Using the information, your Search Engine Optimization techniques can be tuned to perfection.
The lower table gives a list of resources and URLs accessed from your site, How many requests were made and the how many number of URLs gave negative response. Also the table will show how many resources (like scripts and images) on your website loaded within the stipulated time frame in which your website was tested.
Finally the pie chart will show, through percentage distribution, the time required for different resources to be loaded.
This would answer your question,