It’s important to consider what pricing plan to use before you start running stress tests.  This article will help you choose a pricing plan that is best for you.

LoadView by Dotcom-Monitor provides two types of pricing: usage-based (on-demand) and subscription-based (monthly or yearly) plans. The plan choice depends on your business needs, such as test execution frequency, load size, and test duration time. 

On-Demand Plan vs. Subscription

Our on-demand plan provides usage-based pricing when you pay for the particular test immediately when you run it. Usage-based pricing allows you to pay as you go and control your spending in a flexible, transparent way.  With our On-Demand plan, you are not tied to a billing cycle and not charged for unconsumed resources at the end of the billing period. 

The on-demand plan is worth considering if you have a need to run an occasional test with a low number of virtual users and short test duration.

With our subscription-based plans, you are billed a fixed amount at a regular interval (monthly or yearly). Unused Virtual User Minutes and Load Injector (LI) Hours roll over from one month to the next.

Generally, if the test price is more than $200, choosing a subscription-based package is a good choice. 

How Does it Look in Real Life?

Let’s have a look at real-world examples. 

Suppose you want to run a stress test for 40 minutes and with 100 Browser Virtual Users (VUs). The on-demand cost of the test will be around $400. Thus, the Starter package, with a monthly subscription of $199/month suits your needs the best, even if you need a one-time run.

On the other hand, let’s say you need to run just one test with 30 Browser VUs for 16 minutes.  In this case, the on-demand cost will be around $60, which is lower than the subscription-based Starter package, thus making it the most advantageous option.  However, if you are planning to run the test on a regular basis, one of our monthly or yearly subscription-based plans should be considered instead.