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How to Customize Alert Contents

Posted on September 15th, 2015 by Robert Close in Monitoring

There are many reasons to set up customized alerts from WebSitePulse, such as:

  • You are parsing the content of the alerts with another notification and/or monitoring tool.
  • You need specific data in the alerts (last resolved IP, the first 100 bytes of the response we received from your server, etc.).
  • You only want to receive 1 SMS notification (usually up to 160 characters per message)  when we detect a failure.

How to Customize Alerts

Customizing alerts contents is an easy and straight forward process that you can do in less than 5 minutes. Here’s how:

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How to Earn with WebSitePulse

Posted on August 19th, 2015 by Websitepulse in WebSitePulse News

WebSitePulse affiliate program

Looking for an extra income? We’ve got an idea: why don’t you enroll in WebSitePulse affiliate program to start cashing in?

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WebSitePulse 2015 Mother's Day Retail Performance and Uptime Report

Posted on June 10th, 2015 by Boyana Peeva in Performance Reports

Mother's Day online gift shops availability and performance infographic

WebSitePulse is monitoring 12 of the most popular online shopping destinations for the 2015 Mother's Day. The measurement results from monitoring a typical online shopping customer transaction reflect the performance levels and the availability of the seven websites related to the increased Internet traffic during the period.

Continuous website monitoring for all eight Internet retailers covers the period May 1 through May 10. You can find the daily reports and graphical charts showing the results from the previous day and for the entire monitoring period up to date at WebSitePulse.com.


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WebSitePulse 2015 Valentine's Day Retail Performance Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted on February 20th, 2015 by Boyana Peeva in Performance Reports

Valentine's Day retail performance report infographic

St. Valentine’s Day is over and so is the monitoring of 7 of the most popular websites for Valentine’s gifts.

During the period from January 31st until February 16th we monitored 7 websites and reported their performance and availability daily. The idea behind was to see how they would handle the heavy traffic flow during the Valentine’s shopping fever.

Here’s what we found: 

Response time

Harryanddavid.com scored the lowest response time – 7.51 seconds. That means visitors didn’t wait long to load certain pages. Ftd.com had 25 seconds of response time on average. Since this was a little too high, it’s possible that some impatient visitors switched to a competitor. In fact, four of the monitored websites had high response time meaning they had difficulties handling the heavy traffic load. 

Availability 

As far the availability (uptime) is concerned, ftd.com was available almost the whole time – 99.98%. brookstone.com was up 99.97% of the time. The rest of the websites remained in the 99’s per cent availability, which is quite an achievement. 

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Security notification for CVE-2015-0235 (GHOST vulnerability)

Posted on January 28th, 2015 by Websitepulse in Industry News, WebSitePulse News, Tech

GHOST VulnerabilityA significant Linux vulnerability that allows remote code execution to Linux server(s) was announced late yesterday, named GHOST: CVE-2015-023. Full details of the vulnerability are available at www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/01/27/9. While the issue has been fixed as early as Mar 21, 2013 it was not marked as a security threat and as a result the patch was not backported to most of the stable and long-term-support distributions like RHEL, Centos, Ubuntu 12.04 etc which left them vulnerable.

Updates for CentOS are already available in the Updates repository so a simple "yum update" will install the required patches to mitigate this vulnerability.

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