Website monitoring – how and why to monitor a website?

06-09-2011, Category Maintenance

I will start with pointing out that this article is not about tracking user traffic, but about availability monitoring, i.e. detecting and reporting website outages. Availability monitoring In this service a website is automatically monitored by an external pinger. The mechanism acts like a browser, visits the website every 60 seconds and checks if it functions properly. It records the server’s response (investigates if there were any errors), checks if a timeout occurred. Optionally it can also confirm the presence of a defined phrase. In the event of encountering a failure, the system sends notifications via email and SMS, sometimes also on an instant messenger. All events are stored in a database, so one can review the history of availability as well as check the availability within a...

Archive: How to choose the best hosting?

17-04-2007, Category Other

You face selection of hosting for your firm, but you have no certainty as to what and where to search? Do you need assistance in comparing offers and provider selection? With this article you will learn: what is the meaning of parameters describing hosting packages what are the duties of hosting service providers which option is the best for you which provider to select What is hosting and when do we need it? Hosting is – to put it simply – a service which offers access of a defined space and selected functionalities of internet servers. Hosting is used by big companies that do not maintain own server infrastructure or do it only partially. For example – many companies possess own servers of electronic mail, but corporation www sites are maintained on outside servers. What are the types...

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