Web Performance, Inc. Works Out Kinks in Massage Envy Website Prior to Launch - Web Performance

Web Performance, Inc. Works Out Kinks in Massage Envy Website Prior to Launch

Durham, NC – March 23, 2009 – Days before launching its new website and online reservation system, Massage Envy and its development partners ran into a snag: The site couldn’t meet its performance goal of 150 concurrent users. The site’s developers called in Web Performance, Inc. (WPI), whose initial performance tests showed the site could only support 34 simultaneous users.

Using its Web Performance Load Tester application, WPI began systematically testing various components of the system, quickly locating a key section of code that wasn’t scaling properly.

“Without performing a load test, Massage Envy wouldn’t have seen this
problem until the site went live,” says Matt Drew, Performance Engineer with Web Performance, Inc. “Problems like this are completely unnoticeable until a system is under load. Normally, problems like these can take forever to find. But our process uncovers these bottlenecks very quickly.”

WPI developed and ran three custom test cases to simulate browsing and search functions on various paths through the site, retesting the site and improving capacity each time code was revised. The new Massage Envy website (www.massageenvy.com) can now support its target of 150 concurrent users, and was able to do so while saving countless man hours of work and significant capital expense by ruling out hardware problems.


Web Performance, Inc is a leading website performance testing company founded by web technology experts who saw a growing demand for easy-to-use web testing software for projects of all sizes, especially during early development stages. Its offerings include testing services and software, including industry-leading Web Performance Load TesterTM. For more information, visit webperformance.com, or call 919-845-7601.

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