We frequently hear this question from customers during the evaluation/purchase process: “How do I know if Load Tester can generate the load I need?” We knew that question would be even more common when we released Load Tester 5, because it allows users to load test 1 million users. So to answer this question, we created a new version of Load Tester.
Load Tester LITE™ allows unlimited load generation for free. It has been suggested that LITE is a poor name for a load testing tool that can generate enough load to take down the vast majority of websites – and I cannot disagree with that. But product is lite in other ways, so we’re sticking with it.
If you need to prove the load generating capabilities of Load Tester before making a purchase, then Load Tester LITE™ will allow you to do this.
Can I run real load tests with it?
Yes. You can use it to throw massive amounts of traffic at your website. While we created it specifically for validating Load Tester’s massive load testing capabilities, it is also useful for testing your bandwidth capacity, firewalls, load balancers, web servers and many non-interactive web pages (e.g. homepages).
So, what’s the catch?
Is it really free?
Yes. Register with our portal to get a license key to activate the LITE version. There is zero cost if you provide the load-generating hardware. If you wish to use our cloud engines to generate load, then hourly usage charges will apply. Don’t forget to validate domain ownership while you are there, if you intend to test publicly accessible servers (see the Domains section).
Chris Merrill, Chief Engineer