VUH - Virtual User Hour

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What is VUH (Virtual User Hours)?

VUH( Virtual User Hour) is a customized pricing plan for Loadium customers that allows users to run performance and load tests more flexible.

It is designed for enterprise companies who run performance test (stress, load, endurance, smoke) with numerous concurrent user or different parameters for each test. Enterprise customers prefer VUH Plan running load test package independent.

1 VUH corresponds to 1 virtual user running test for 1 hour.

1.000 virtual users running test for 1 hour would result in 1.000 VUH usage

For tests that has less duration than 1 hour, Loadium calculates VUH consumption by ceiling duration with 15 minutes intervals (15 - 30 - 45 - 60 minutes), instead of ceiling to 1 hour, for better flexibility.

For example, a test with 1.000 virtual users running for 25 minutes (ceiled to 30 minutes) would result in 500 VUH usage (instead of 1.000 VUH).

Why Loadium has a second option in pricing?

VUH allows you to use Loadium extra flexibly. For instance, VUH package users will be able to configure parameters:

  • Max concurrent users

  • Engine count

  • Test duration

Freely, without limits.

VUH plans are more adaptable than the fixed plans, since it allows you to customize the number of concurrent user and test duration. Additionally, VUH is the industry standard to price load testing products, so that you can easily compare.

You can run your performance and load testing without any execution limits. More tests, more threads more minutes…


How to Calculate VUH?

You may calculate the VUH with the formula below:

How many VUH do I use to run a test?

To determine how many VUH you need, you should take your highest traffic as the basis and add an additional 10% traffic to that level, to stay in the safe zone and you can calculate VUH based on the formula above.

The easiest way to calculate how many VUH you need, is Loadium VUH Calculator.

When will you charge my usage from my account?

Before running a load test, you can see how many VUH will be charged from your account under the test parameters slider. When you run the test, the usage will be charged.

What is the minimum commitment?

The pricing for VUH starts at 10.000 VUH.

What payment options do you offer?

We have a prepaid option for VUH. After purchasing VUH, you can see the number of VUH in your account and run your performance tests.

When will I be billed when I exceed my package?

Since we have a prepaid option, you can’t exceed your limit in your package.

Do you offer a discount for purchasing in advance?

If you need over 50.000 VUH, please contact us to talk about your package.

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