Is Your WooCommerce Hosting Black Friday Proof?

Using Supervisor.com to load test your WooCommerce store to make sure it can handle sudden spikes in traffic

Black Friday is coming up and you need to act now to make sure your store can handle the rush. Web developers tend to focus on page load speeds using tools like Google PageSpeed Insights or GTmetrix, but rarely do they test for concurrency. Don’t let your WooCommerce store turn your black ink red during the busiest shopping day of the year. Prepare your site now.

In this blog post, we’re going to explore the ways you can speed up WooCommerce for Black Friday and survive the Shark Tank Effect:

Let’s start with how to load test your store with Supervisor.com.

Meet Supervisor.com: AI-powered load testing for eCommerce and SaaS

We picked Supervisor.com because it’s easy to use and it’s based on bots using real browsers to simulate users. The use of real browsers creates a test environment that’s very similar to the loads created by concurrent real-world users on your site. The AI ensures that the simulation is realistic and not just a script being run to replicate the same behaviours over and over again.

The process

Go to Supervisor.com’s website and start off with the free test on offer, so you will familiarize yourself with the process. Before doing so, there’s a little prep to go through:

Understanding the results

As an example, we’ve looked at results of a WooCommerce site in the marine tech space.