We recommend Loadster Engine for in-house testing, and Loadster Cloud Fuel for cloud testing from 10 regions.
Loadster Engine Pricing
Q: How many concurrent virtual users can I simulate per engine?
A: Typically 500-1000 concurrent virtual users.
Q: Can I share licenses between multiple users?
A: Yes. Each of your team members can run Loadster Workbench for free, and share the same engine(s) when it comes time to run a test.
Q: Can I distribute load between several engines?
A: Absolutely. It's highly recommended if you are running 1000+ concurrent users.
Loadster Cloud Fuel Pricing
Q: How much is one unit of fuel?
A: A unit of Cloud Fuel is one "virtual user hour". It's enough to power 1 virtual user for 1 hour.
Q: If I run a short test am I charged for the whole hour?
A: No. We calculate fuel usage based on the exact length of the test. For example, an 11-minute test will only be charged 11/60 of an hour.
Q: Does it cost more to run a test from multiple cloud regions at the same time?
A: No. Fuel usage is calculated only on the total number of virtual users allocated times the test duration. Running in multiple regions does not affect total fuel usage.
Q: Can I run a test from Loadster Cloud AND my own Loadster Engines running on my own hardware simultaneously?
A: Yes. Tests are controlled by Loadster Workbench and it’s okay to generate load from Loadster Cloud and your own engines at the same time.