What is network performance test?
A network performance test is any process that is used to quantitatively or qualitatively measure the performance of a computer network. It tests and records certain behaviors and processes of networks, which in combination define the network performance and / or the quality of service.
A network performance test primarily tests the uplink and downlink speed of a network. It defines how fast and responsive a network is for user / data communication. It does this by uploading and downloading a data object from the network and measuring upload and download speeds, throughput, successful messaging rate, and more. Some of the different types of network performance tests include:
- Download / upload speed test
- penetration test (security)
- Network load test
Some of the metrics used in a network performance test are:
- network speed
- Download / upload speed