Performance and Security Website testing tools

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User Testing

In addition to the User Testing that we at ATryBox actively focus on, you should also consider security and performance testin of your website or an app. You’d need to perform complete testing of a system based web before releasing for public use so that all of its issues can be addressed before going live.

How do website testing tools work?

The issues dealt by the website testing tools may include basic functions of the website, the security of the web application, its ability to adopt large numbers of devices and operating systems and its accessibility to the deprived users along with its ability to survive at the time of massive user traffic and its promptness for the expected traffic. They also test the capacity of the website to handle the load at peak hours.

Different types of tools to test websites

WAPT or Web application performance tool

This tool is used to test the web related interfaces and applications. They test the load, stress taking capability and performance of websites, web applications, web servers and web API along with other web related things. It tries to imitate virtual users to repeat either specified URL or recorded URL to allow the users to tell the number of repetitions that virtual user will have to do to use the recorded URL repeatedly. In this way this tool can be used to check the leakages and bottlenecks in the performance of the web application or website under test. While conducting the tests for browser compatibility, compatibility of operating system and compatibility of Windows application wherever they are required on websites or applications, WAPT has to face various challenges.

This tool also allows the users to know how virtual users can be involved in testing the environment of the website by constant flow of users, by increasing the number of users or by increasing periodic load of the users. The load of users can be increased from 0 to hundreds in a stepwise manner, known as RAMP. The load of specified users can be maintained all the time with the help of constant user load whereas the load of periodic users tries to decrease or increase the load of users occasionally.

Web security testing tool

Some of the website testing tools are used to test the security system of the website. The testing of security of a website tells you whether the requirements of the web based applications have been fulfilled or not, when they have to deal with wicked data inputs. FireFox is one of the popularly used security testing plug-in tools for testing web applications these days.

Similarly there are several other website testing tools which are used for testing the performance and load of websites. Some of the popularly used tools may include:

LoadGen

It is an open source load testing tool of a website. It was developed as a web application on the basis of a user-level thread performance in Java, Fiber. It is useful for testing the circumstances where high response time is requested by the users. Many other tools developed to tackle such situation failed to maintain the server with the increasing load of users even if its response time was high as the number of requests was even more than the time availability. Some of the features of this tool include delay timer and regular expression extractor to run test in complicated situations. It requires Apache Maven, Java jdk 1.8, Apache Tomcat or above configuration to run successfully.

Tsung

It is another open source testing tool that can be used to test distributed load on multiple-protocol. It can be used to test stress on WebDAV, HTTP, PostgreSQL, SOAP, Jaber/XMPP, MySQL and LDAP servers. It also supports SSL and OS monitoring by using Munin, Erlang or SNMP agents on remotely placed servers. It can also use several sessions of XML configuration system to encourage the users of different types and to describe dynamic sessions. It can also randomise the arrival time and user think-time by using a distribution probability. It can also help in generating HTML reports while reviewing the server, CPU and measurement of response time etc.

These website testing tools help in testing the performance, load and security system of a web application and website.