A Web Application Performance Tool
(WAPT) is used for load, stress, performance testing of a web application
or a web site
. This tool tends to simulate virtual users which will repeat either recorded URLs or specified URL. This tool allows the user to specify number of times or iterations that the virtual users have to repeat the recorded URLs. By doing so, the tool finds bottleneck and performance leakage in the website being tested.
WAPT allows a user to specify how the virtual users involve in the test.ie either increasing users or constant users or periodic users load. Increasing user load step by step is called RAMP where virtual users are increased from 0 to hundreds. Constant user load maintains specified user load at all time. Periodic user load tends to increase the user load and decrease user load time by time.