February 7, 2019

Load Testing

As mentioned last week, we have installed the new virtual testing server for the Beta users, but had to reinstall the system this week after it was not working the way we had planned.

There was code that was mucking up the system and the RAM kept getting used up after about a few hundred comments that were posted for several search results.

This is called "load testing." This is the first round of load testing we are doing and our aim is to keep hitting the system to try and crash it, to see if we can get up to 100,000 simultaneous users on it successfully without crashing. Then we will test to see if we can get 1,000,000.

We are still in the midst of recreating the code this week and next. When this gets done, we will start to implement the beta code and users.