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The Most Popular Monitoring Services

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Posted on October 2nd, 2013 by Jessica L in Tech

If you have read our blog before, then you already know how important web monitoring is for your business. However, what you probably don't know is what the top 10 most commonly used monitoring services amongst our clients are. So, here they are: 

Top 10 most preferred monitoring services at WebSitePulse

 Pie chart of top 10 most preferred monitoring services by WebSitePulse

This particular chart shows the top 10 monitoring levels that our customers have chosen to use. And the winner is: the HTTP Performance type, followed  by the HTTP Full-page. The HTTP Basic, HTTP Advanced and PING Basic monitoring levels take 3rd, 4th and 5th places accordingly. The rest of the list is completed by the Performance Transaction monitoring level, which is 6th; 7th is for the Email round-trip monitoring; 8th - DNS Advanced; 9th - SMTP Advanced, and the 10th place is taken by the Custom Port monitoring level.

HTTP Performance

Basically, the HTTP Performance level of monitoring allows you to check the availability and measure the performance of your website. Using one or more of our monitoring locations, we perform a specific request and download the header and all HTML contents of your website, without the images and the other embedded objects. Our clients like this type of monitoring because they can test the site content for the presence or absence of  specific keywords, check the file size, be notified if there are any changes or content variations, etc. And last but not least, the most useful feature of this monitoring type -  the detailed  breakdown - is provided for the total response time of the page, the DNS resolution time, as well as the connect and redirect and first and last byte times.

This monitoring level is used by both small and medium businesses, mainly orientated at the Internet advising, digital marketing, social media campaigns, different hosting and mobile providers, online shops and e-commerce. Even several governments, schools and universities have chosen it. Our clients mostly go with the HTTP Performance service because they want to know if their site is up and running, if it is accessible from around the world, how fast or slow it loads and more. Of course, they don't always know exactly what kind of service should they choose in order to get the above-mentioned information. But that is what we are here for – to offer the best configuration based on the technical and budget needs of the client. In most cases you can go with both HTTP Performance and HTTP Full-page. The difference is that the second one checks not only the header and HTML content, but also downloads all the images, frames, scripts, Flash and/or other embedded objects and external links. For some of the customers this information is not that vital and that is why we recommend the Performance level to the Full-page.

All services offered by WebSitePulse

 All WebSitePulse monitoring services


As you can see from this last chart, the HTTP Performance monitoring ranks comfortably on top of all our monitoring levels but also shows the great variety of tools and services we offer. With the next sereval posts we will get into more detail on the other monitoring levels, tools and services as well, and why our clients use them. 

Jessica L

Loves cooking her cat and family - no, seriously guys, don't forget to use commas! Other than that, I also enjoy spending my free time with my friends, listening to good music and drawing. To cut a long story short - life is beautiful :)

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