Performance tests and server management

Performance tests and server management of the AleRabat.com’s cloud infrastructure have not only enhanced the customer experience, but also the security and stability of his eCommerce business.

 

Introduction

AleRabat.com is the leading e-service for online hunters of promotions, aggregating in one place dozens of thousands of discount coupons from nearly 3000 e-commerce platforms. The portal is visited by about 1000000 users every month, so the scale is really huge.
 

Challenge

Bearing in mind the ever-growing number of AleRabat.com users and the expansions of the portal to foreign markets, the platform’s performance has been extremely important to its owners, as well as how much traffic the service can handle. That’s why AleRabat.com has decided to entrust Hostersi with performance tests designed to simulate traffic and specific user activity on the site, checking the performance of the AleRabat.com solution. Moreover, the client cared for the stability and continuity of its service, so he also entrusted Hosters with administrative support for their cloud infrastructure, located in E24cloud.
 

Implementation

For performance testing of the AleRabat.com platform, we launched a dedicated test infrastructure. Together with the customer, we agreed on the test scenario and the paths followed by the visitors to the site. In the next step we have implemented the designed test scenarios and analyzed the behavior of the platform during the tests. Test scripts have been prepared and then run in scenarios, using a specialized performance test tool, nGrinder. The result of the tests was a special report with recommendations for amendments. After iterative optimization, we also made several retests to see how the platform is working after the changes.

In addition, our administrative support ensures 24/7/365 monitoring, security, optimization and high performance AleRabat.com’s infrastructure with short response times.

Performance tests and server management
 

Performance tests and server management for AleRabat.com. Business benefits

The first series of optimization has raised the performance of the AleRabat.com platform from 2 to 5 times, depending on the test scenario. After the last iteration of the tests, the introduction of Redis and patches to it, platform performance increased by 8-times. For AleRabat.com this means a lot more business efficiency and a willingness to handle even more traffic on its platform. Customer satisfaction is confirmed by the fact that he ordered the new series of performance tests. Hostersi’s support guarantees the continuity of AleRabat.com’s service and its high efficiency.