It is not a typical load testing project when you need to create 100 thousand virtual users. More than half of all web load tests are conducted with just a thousand virtual users or less, because higher load is not actually anticipated on the target web site in production.
Note that we are not talking about the number of users per day or hour. Those are concurrent users working with the web site simultaneously, in parallel.
At the same time a huge load mentioned in the title of this article is not a fantasy.
Such tests are really required for web sites with growing audience and advanced client functionality. Imagine any web site that delivers customizable user-dependent content updating dynamically: stock quotes, online meetings and chats, monitoring tools, etc. […]