5 Minute Guide to Website Monitoring for Beginners

 


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When it comes to website monitoring beginners have a lot to learn. However, the basics aren’t so difficult to learn about network monitoring so a beginner can really learn the necessities fairly quickly. Some of the basics are provided below and you will see that after reading it you have a 5 minute guide to website monitoring for beginners.

First of all, when you are looking for a network monitoring service you want to find one that will notify you immediately of any problem that I detected. This type of monitoring service will save you a lot of downtime because the problem is detected immediately allowing restoration to occur more rapidly.

Keep in mind however that you need a network monitoring service that will monitor more than just your website. You need to ensure that your email and even your FTP services are monitored so that no matter where a problem occurs you will be able to restore it rapidly. The following things should be monitored if you want to ensure your amount of downtime is minimized as much as possible.

First, your HTTP should be monitored so that if any unauthorized changes are made you will know immediately. The same goes to ensure that a valid response code is running. Multiple pages should be monitored for best results. HTTPS should also be monitored to ensure they are secure. You want your PING to be monitored as well as it will ping your web site IP address to make sure all is well. The same goes for POP3 server monitoring and SMTP. FTP monitoring is also very desirable.

Make sure that the website monitoring service you choose does not simply notify you of problems via email. You may not be in front of your computer to deal with the situation immediately. Choose a network monitoring service that will notify your email, cell phone, and even your Instant Messaging service to ensure you get the message as promptly as possible.

Also keep in mind that your monitoring service does a good job of monitoring. Don’t go for a cheap service that pings your website once an hour if you really depend on your site being up. Instead, choose a service that costs a little more but pings your site more frequently in order to find problems immediately. Keep in mind that downtime costs money and you are losing money and sales during this time frame.

Caitlina Fuller is a freelance writer. When you are looking for a network monitoring service you want to find one that will notify you immediately of any problem that I detected. Keep in mind however that you need a network monitoring service that will monitor more than just your website. You need to ensure that your email and even your FTP services are monitored so that no matter where a problem occurs you will be able to restore it rapidly.

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