Using Synthetic

Get your synthetic testing up and running

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Written by Mark Zeman, Tammy Everts, and Joseph Wynn

Bookmark and compare Synthetic tests

Generate side-by-side comparisons that let you not only spot regressions, but easily identify what caused them.
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Written by Tammy Everts
Updated over a week ago

Troubleshooting Lighthouse

Issues with your Lighthouse tests or results? Here are the answers to some common questions.
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Written by Tammy Everts
Updated over a week ago

Debugging WebPageTest scripts

Some tips for debugging your WebPageTest scripts.
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Written by Tammy Everts
Updated over a week ago

Test agent locations/regions

The locations/regions you can choose to test your website from
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Written by Mark Zeman
Updated over a week ago

What browsers and devices can I test with?

List of desktop browsers and emulated phones and tablets – as well as default connection bandwidths – available in your Synthetic settings
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Written by Mark Zeman
Updated over a week ago

CPU throttling for mobile devices

Default settings for CPU throttle on emulated mobile devices, plus how to set your own custom CPU throttle
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Written by Mark Zeman
Updated over a week ago

Setting up your synthetic test times

How to customize different test times for each URL you're monitoring
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Written by Tammy Everts
Updated over a week ago

Edit the time zone for your account

How to change the time zone for your account or for individual teams
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Written by Tammy Everts
Updated over a week ago

See your detailed historic synthetic test results

How to drill down from your dashboards to individual test results. This is where you'll find waterfall charts and optimization suggestions.
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Written by Tammy Everts
Updated over a week ago

Delete a site

How to remove a site and its test history from your Synthetic account
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Written by Tammy Everts
Updated over a week ago

Can I retrieve deleted test data?

Unfortunately, we can't restore deleted data and test settings. Here's how to pause or change your testing without losing historical data.
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Written by Tammy Everts
Updated over a week ago

Keeping your historical data when changing URLs

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Written by Mark Zeman
Updated over a week ago

How do I pause testing for a site?

How to disable testing and still keep your historical data.
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Written by Mark Zeman
Updated over a week ago

Move synthetic test URLs and sites

How to move test URLs (and their data) to other sites in your settings. How to move entire sites (and their data) to other teams.
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Written by Tammy Everts
Updated over a week ago

Testing pages that require authentication

How to use SpeedCurve to test pages that require authentication via a login page, HTTP headers, or basic authentication.
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Written by Joseph Wynn
Updated over a week ago

How to test pages that are part of user flows

Testing the performance of pages that involve user actions like a checkout flow
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Written by Joseph Wynn
Updated over a week ago

Troubleshooting synthetic test results

Figure out why synthetic tests have failed or produced unexpected results
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Written by Joseph Wynn
Updated over a week ago

Slack alerts

Get Slack alerts when your performance budgets are crossed
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Written by Mark Zeman
Updated over a week ago

Microsoft Teams alerts

Get Microsoft Teams alerts when your performance budgets are crossed
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Written by Joseph Wynn
Updated over a week ago

HipChat Alerts

Send performance budget alerts to HipChat.
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Written by Mark Zeman
Updated over a week ago

Webhook alerts

How to send SpeedCurve performance budget alerts to any webhook
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Written by Joseph Wynn
Updated over a week ago

Testing private QA, development and staging websites

How to prevent SpeedCurve and Lighthouse tests from being blocked by your firewall or bot manager.
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Written by Mark Zeman
Updated over a week ago

Adding WebPageTest scripts to URLs

How to write scripted tests, plus some caveats you should be aware of.
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Written by Mark Zeman
Updated over a week ago

Why is my deploy stuck?

What causes tests to take a long time when they are started using the "test now" button or the deploy API?
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Written by Joseph Wynn
Updated over a week ago

Add a repeat view using a WPT script

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Written by Mark Zeman
Updated over a week ago

Bulk site settings import

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Written by Mark Zeman
Updated over a week ago

Running your own private agents

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Written by Mark Zeman
Updated over a week ago

Track your first & third parties

How to monitor individual first & third party request groups over time – and set performance budgets and alerts for them.
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Written by Mark Zeman
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