WordPress Hosting Providers Study: Web Performance & Scalability

Click to Zoom Experiment: When it comes to web performance, study after study has proven: fast and scalable wins the race. But with thousands of WordPress hosting providers, how do you know which one is fast and scalable? That is where ReviewSignal.com comes in. Their business is all about helping people identify which hosting provider is the best choice for them. Kevin Ohashi from ReviewSignal has been working with LoadStorm to run a series of load tests on some of the top WordPress hosting providers to determine which is the best for companies who need scalable websites. Our performance engineers […]

Infographic: Web Performance Impacts Conversion Rates

There are many companies that design or re-design websites with the goal of increasing conversion rates. What do we mean by conversion rates? SiteTuners defines Conversion Rate as: “The percentage of landing page visitors who take the desired conversion action.” Included in this list are completing a purchase, filling out an information form, or donating to the cause. Almost all companies focus on the design, look, and layout of a website when attempting to increase conversion rates. However, we at LoadStorm want to draw more attention to the role that web performance plays in conversions. Many studies have conclusively shown […]

Importance of Mobile Web Performance

Mobile web browsing and shopping is growing at a remarkable rate. Sites that aren’t optimized to perform well on mobile devices will miss out on a large part of the market! Check out some surprising statistics on why mobile web performance is so important:

Cloud Load Testing Tool

How does LoadStorm Work

There are several ways we could go about answering this question. Our engineering team could probably write a whole book to explain cloud load testing on a very technical level. On another level, I wanted to explain it using a single graphic. LoadStorm can be explained in 5 simple steps: 1. A tester builds scenarios (also call scripts or playbacks) 2. The LoadStorm controller activates load generation servers 3. Virtual users storm the target application and follow the actions laid out in the scenarios 4. LoadStorm measures the responses of the application (such as response times, errors, and throughput) 5. […]

SlideShare – Why is Load Testing Important?

As we have seen proven time and again by various customer satisfaction studies, web performance optimization is critical to a successful website or application. Slow sites cause unhappy customers, unhappy customers don’t make purchases and even often share their bad experiences with others. Its clear to see that web performance optimization is key to customer satisfaction. Check out our new slideshare presentation for a clear cut answer to the question: Why is Load Testing Important? And for some surprising statistics on just how important load testing is to ensure customer satisfaction under high traffic. Fast, Reliable Website = Happy Customers […]

History of Programming Languages – an infographic

Easy & fun, but not too elegant In 1980, Bryan Station High School had 3 brand-new Commodore PET computers in a “lab”, and I was the geeky kid that couldn’t wait to get my hands on one of those beauties. We wrote code in BASIC language. The machine wasn’t very powerful, nor was the language, yet somehow we wrote a simple version of Space Invaders (ancient video game) that worked. Yeah, it was slow. Just the accomplishment of seeing a game do ANYTHING on that computer with 32k of memory was thrilling to us. My friends, we will call them […]

Infographic: Real Performance Metrics from 14,000 Sites

Infographic: Real Performance Metrics from 14,000 Sites [Header]

Yottaa is a customer of LoadStorm’s load testing tool, and they are focused on helping companies speed up their website. They test and monitor thousands of web apps, and they recently compiled web performance metrics that I found interesting. Thus, I share it with you. The data sample comprised 14,000 different sites. They measured several aspects of web performance in metrics for front-end and back-end. The infographic below is well-designed and hopefully will be of value to you.