As your site nears its launch date, you should test the site as extensively as possible, using tests that simulate the expected site load as realistically as possible.

If you run into performance problems, you can best identify and correct the source of the problem by taking a systematic approach. The following checklist can help you identify the most common sources of performance problems:

If your site develops performance problems, you need to test several paths through your site to determine the source or sources of the problems. To generate meaningful test results, you need to test the site with loads that achieve maximum throughput.

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