About Loadster

Loadster is a cloud-hybrid load testing tool for performance testing websites, web applications, and APIs. Record scripts in your browser with the Chrome or Firefox within various browsers like Chrome or Firefox using extensions, fine-tune them in the script editor, and then run your script with thousands of bots to see how your site performs under heavy load. With Loadster, you can modify the test scenarios and increase or decrease load to simulate visitor traffic. The platform lets testers add, edit or remove steps from scripts and view HTTP requests and responses at every stage of the simulation. The collaboration functionality allows teams to create scripts, deploy tests, and share results. Additionally, managers can gain insights into response time, errors, and u...

Loadster Pricing

Get started for free with 50 units of Loadster Fuel. Add more fuel when you need it (starting at USD $119) or subscribe to a monthly plan for the most cost-effective testing.

Starting price: 

$119.00 per month

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Available

Loadster built-in load engine
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Loadster Reviews

Overall Rating

5.00

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

5

Customer Support

5

Value for money

5

Functionality

5

Showing 4 reviews

User Profile

Pierre

Verified reviewer

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

May 2020

The perfect tool to load test your app.

Pros

While migrating ScrapingBee out of Heroku we wanted to know how the new infra would react to the load. Simulating 400 users can be very resource-intensive and it would have been difficult to do it on our own machine. In Loadster it took me literally less than a minute. Using Loadster also allowed us to perfectly size our servers and we now know perfectly what are our bottlenecks what we will need to upgrade once we hit a certain usage threshold.

Cons

One killer feature would be to compare multiple testing runs. Let's say I launch test A. Then tweak my app and launch test B, I'd love to be able to easily compare A and B regarding what I changed in the app.

Steve

Company size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Health, Wellness and Fitness

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

December 2021

One of the few tools I thoroughly enjoy using

Pros

A bloody great tool - the scripts are easy to write, and the reporting / alerting are excellent. Makes setting up load testing & monitoring straightforward and easily repeatable.

Cons

Overall uptime reporting (e.g. monthly) isnt currently available :( However, the data is all available via API so you can roll your own.

Reasons for switching to Loadster

Loadster offers a huge benefit over JMeter purely because it is web based and therefore easy to manage - but also because it offers integrated 24/7 api monitoring using the same scripts, which would otherwise have to be separately set up & configured - saving us significant cost.

Christina

Company size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Non-Profit Organization Management

Time used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

January 2022

Invaluable tool for website load and performance testing!

We loved this application and what it provided for us. We will continue to use it for periodic testing of more specific updates and applications where performance and load testing are needed. I do expect we'll also continue to do benchmark testing several times a year to continue to monitor our production sites and how they perform.

Pros

This tool was super easy for us to get started with and use for a few items. Originally we used it to test out a emergency issue with our website and then we continued to use it to help us build new environments and when upgrading our website software. It gave us benchmarks to see that we were improving where we needed and helped us find areas that had issues. It also allowed us to feel confident that our site would handle the load of users it gets and more.

Cons

I believe that we struggled only with getting to know more about how to use it and needing to do so very quickly. The learning curve to get going took a bit but given the ability the software has that was to be expected. I think we would have looked for some training tutorials if we had time. Also I think we struggled with how to test a development environment that isn't open to the public and not sure we solved being able to do that without opening somehow to the 'outside' web.

Anonymous

Company size: 2-10 employees

Time used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

November 2020

Simple to use, powerful performance testing

Highly recommended, will be using again regularly in the future and it's added another tool to our belt!

Pros

The user experience is awesome. The billing is simple and straightforward - the Fuel Calculator made it easy to work out the required usage. The actual script setup is easy as pie and so intuitive. You download the chrome extension and it records the script instantly. The screenshots auto generate so you can check it's run properly and it can easily handle entering values into fields, clicking on buttons and navigating around the site. If you've never used a performance testing tool for traffic, this is the one to go for - it didn't take much clicking around to feel familiar with the Dashboard and it's capabilities.

Cons

It's more suited to enterprise in terms of pricing as the minimum top up amount is $119 which is quite high, it would be great if there was a smaller package.

Reasons for choosing Loadster

Easier to setup and more user friendly.