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 are 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. Uptime monitoring is a basic tool in website downtime detection.
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 general Internet latency and network hop issues and prevent false positives caused by local or inter-connect problems. Monitoring companies report on these tests in various reports, charts and graphs.
When an error is detected, the monitor sends out alerts via email, SMS, phone, SNMP trap, or 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.
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