Estimating the Cloud Test Price

Applies to ReadyAPI 3.7, last modified on April 19, 2021

When you start your test that uses cloud instances, the Price Check dialog will appear. This dialog gives an approximate estimation of the load test price.

Cloud Test Price

Click Continue to start the cloud test.

If you do not want ReadyAPI to show this dialog again, select Don't show again. You can re-enable the Cloud Test Price dialog later from Performance Testing Settings.

How ReadyAPI Estimates the Test Price

ReadyAPI retrieves price information from smartbear.com, which receives it from the cloud service web site at regular time intervals. After receiving the price information, ReadyAPI estimates the test cost. The result depends on the following factors:

  • The number and types of cloud machines used in your test.

  • The approximate test duration. According to the Amazon pricing policy, each partial hour of using cloud computing services is billed as a full hour. You can find details on this on the Amazon web site.

The price may differ from the estimation for several reasons. For example:

  • ReadyAPI assumes that cloud machines stop after the test is over. If they do not, the price will be higher.

  • ReadyAPI does not consider the price of various payable services that your cloud machines may use, for example, data transfer payments.

  • The price information that ReadyAPI uses may be outdated when the test is run. If you run your test after Amazon has changed the price and before smartbear.com gets a notification about the changes, the price that you see in the dialog will differ from the actual price.

See Also

Using Amazon VPC to Run Load Tests

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