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Requests limit - Decaseo - 07-22-2014 01:54 AM

i have question about the webpagetest.org service. Is there any requests daily/hourly/(whatever) limit?

Do you plan to change this limit in the next months/years?

I need 2500 speed test requests a day.

RE: Requests limit - pmeenan - 07-22-2014 06:33 AM

For that level of testing you would need to set up a private instance: https://sites.google.com/a/webpagetest.org/docs/private-instances

The public instance is mostly for manual testing. I allow API access for much lower levels (an order of magnitude lower) for spot checks or for building out a proof-of-concept before deploying a private instance.

RE: Requests limit - Decaseo - 07-23-2014 03:21 AM

Thanks for your quick reply.

I am a Java developer and I work on a Linux server but I see your guide revers to EC2 and Windows and it also looks complex to set up.

I'm developing a service that's extremely easy: I only need to know how many milliseconds a website takes to load (1 check an hour). Do you have any suggestions to do this? (other services or solutions)

Thank you for your precious advice.

RE: Requests limit - pmeenan - 07-23-2014 03:36 AM

If you want to do real browser testing then you need something that is going to run those browsers (which is where either the EC2 AMI's or Windows Agents come into play).

If you don't need that level of fidelity you can use something like phantomjs and just script it.

Otherwise there are also a bunch of commercial services that do monitoring with real browsers:
https://www.pingdom.com/ (not 100% sure if they use real browsers at this point)
(and I'm sure I missed a bunch of them)