Uptime monitoring is the process of testing and verifying that end-users can interact with a website or web application as expected. Businesses often use website monitoring to ensure website uptime, performance, and functionality is as expected. It’s an excellent way to initiate a recovery process from downtime and reduces the time needed to gain information about website failure.
Website monitoring companies allow organisations to monitor a website server function consistently and observe how it responds. The monitoring is often conducted from several locations worldwide to a specific website or server to detect issues related to general Internet latency, network hop issues, and prevent false positives caused by local or inter-connect problems. Monitoring companies generally report on these tests in a variety of reports, charts and graphs.
When an error is detected, the monitor sends out alerts via email, SMS, phone, SNMP trap, pager. Reports may include diagnostic information, such as a network traceroute, code capture of a web page’s HTML file, a screenshot of a webpage, and even a video of a website failing. These diagnostics allow network administrators and web admins to correct issues faster.