It’s important to consider what pricing plan to use before you start running load 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 resources rollover from one month to the next and are accumulated as long as the subscription remains valid.

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 load 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.