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What Is Server Monitoring?

Posted on May 23rd, 2013 by Boyana Peeva in Tech

Server monitoringA server is a system of computers that provides network services. It is a collection of hardware and software facilities working together for the purpose of realizing effective communication among computers. Web server monitoring is carried out using web server software and it involves the software checking the working conditions of the server and sending messages to the checks on parameters such as the extent to which the CPU is used, the performance level of the network in use, and the disk space. It can have additional features such as alerting and benchmarking. The process of monitoring is divided into several categories as described below:

Firewall monitoring

This is the process of having a close check on your firewall. Monitors such as PRTG may be employed to perform this task. It is equipped with a variety of sensors that undertake the process of firewall monitoring easily. One gets to know the exact activities going on in their internet in terms of data flow in and out of their system. The security of your system is highly boosted since any malware trying to get its way into your system is automatically detected and a warning message is sent to you. This monitoring system ensures that you are in control of your internet usage and indicates the top connections, top talkers, and top protocols.

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Why Your Website Is Down - Basic Steps to Fix It from Home

Posted on May 22nd, 2013 by Boyana Peeva in WebSitePulse News, Tech

Website is downWhen it comes to building your business, it is very important to have a fully functioning website or else you are going to miss out on potential clients, resulting in a loss of revenue. Thus, you need to always make sure your website is up and running properly as several different issues can cause your website from loading and working properly. These are easy corrections though, all of which you can do on your own, at home, to make sure your website is available to the world.

When you attempt to visit your website and see an error page instead of your website, you are experiencing one of two problems: your website or host isn't working or there is a problem between your computer and the host server. In order to determine the problem, there is a series of easy tests you can perform to find and correct the issue.

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What Is Application Monitoring and How Is It Performed?

Posted on May 21st, 2013 by Boyana Peeva in Tech

Application monitoringApplication monitoring

Application monitoring watches out the availability and performance of multi-step web transactions and web applications to ensure they deliver excellent performance from the end-user perspective. Typical web transactions could be customer logins, purchase order fulfillment, submitting different types of web forms and other user interactions with a website and web application.

Monitoring your website for any flaws, errors or suspicious hacking alerts should be performed frequently. Waiting until you are at the end of a section or insert is wasting your time and your website's functions. Therefore you should keep a proactive stance regarding monitoring. You should be the first one to realize a problem is looming, and you should be able to fix it before it is common knowledge.

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What Is a Client Side Certificate?

Posted on April 25th, 2013 by Boyana Peeva in WebSitePulse News

Client side certificateA client side certificate is a certificate you use to establish your server to the client.  This is the best way for the server to "know" exactly who is connecting to it.  It works a lot like having a username and a password on your server but without having to interact with the user.  This certificate is used when the client must be known without having to enter a username and password.

These certificates are quite useful as far as the security of your network.  They are created on the Internet server on your computer and can be requested by the client’s computer.  That way, the security of your network is a lot stronger. The client will know that all the information they have sent to your computer is secured with a digital signature provided by the host domain server.

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What Is a Ping Test?

Posted on April 18th, 2013 by Boyana Peeva in WebSitePulse News

Ping-pong

Ping is a networking utility program or a tool to test if a particular host is reachable. It is a diagnostic that checks if your computer is connected to a server. Ping, a term taken from the echo location of a submarine, sends data packet to a server and if it receives a data packet back, then you have a connection. The term "ping" can refer to the time it takes for a data packet to travel round-trip. It means "get the attention of" or "check the presence of". In a computer network, a ping test is a way of sending messages from a computer to another. Aside from checking if the computer is connected to a network, ping also gives indicators of the reliability and general speed of the connection.

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