Our QuickStorm feature is meant to help give a quick demonstration of what our reporting will look like during a test run. To make this process as smooth as possible we remove the task of having you make a browser recording, saving it as a HTTP Archive (HAR) file, uploading it to LoadStorm to be converted into a script and scheduling a test run. Instead we take a URL you provide and feed it into an automated process that handles these steps for you. Anytime you try to feed in complex elements into an automated process there are bound to be some issues that may prevent the process from completing.

Sometimes these are simple mistakes:

  • typo mistakes in the URL
  • requesting URLs using HTTP when they need HTTPS
  • private URLs
  • local IP addresses
  • URLs that need basic authentication credentials

Other times there are more complex issues with the automated tool handling the page given to it. Usually this is due to how it fails to parse something in the page:

  • handling WebSockets
  • malformed html
  • javascript errors
  • streaming audio/video
  • failing to make a connection for a requested resource

Many of these are not an issue with real browser recordings. So if you encounter a problem please use the LiveChat button at the top of the QuickStorm test and ask for assistance, or email support@loadstorm.com to request a demo. Otherwise we encourage you to check out this guide for getting started with LoadStorm to create a real browser recording and run your first load test instead of a QuickStorm.