Test guides

Scheduling a load test

Once you have defined a test, you can schedule it to run whenever you need as either a once-off test or as a recurring test. You'll then receive an email summary of your test results and a link to the full report.

How to schedule tests

Under the Tests menu in your LoadForge control panel you will see the Schedule option.

Here you can choose to create a schedule for any of your Tests, and fill in the four simple options required to save the schedule:

  1. Cron: Enter a cron expression for what times of the day, week or month the test should run
  2. Test: Any existing test you have created
  3. Once Off: Should this schedule run once and then stop, or repeat?
  4. Run Duration: How long should the test run for?

All of the above are quite simple and easy to provide, however, the cron expression can be confusing. There is a dropdown selection which will provide you commonly used expressions, such as daily or once a week.

Useful cron examples

Cron is relatively easy to understand, and there is a huge range of examples on the internet if you need help.

Learn more about cron with this resource.

Basic examples

Below are some basic examples:

0 */6 * * *    # Run every 6 hours

15 3 * * *     # Run every day at 3:15am

0 0 1 * *      # Run once a week at midnight

Advanced examples

And here are some more powerful examples:

# At 1:15 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. every Tuesday in the month of June
15,45 13 ? 6 Tue

# Every five minutes starting at 1 p.m. and ending
# at 1:55 p.m. and then starting at 6 p.m. and
# ending at 6:55 p.m., every day
0/5 13,18 * * ?
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