HTTP basic target type
Use this option if you want our monitoring agent only to test the connection to an HTTP port. If the monitoring agent is able to create a connection socket to your HTTP (Web Server) within the configured time, the test is considered successful.
Please notice that this test will not send any requests to your Web server so it cannot detect content or internal server problems. We recommend you to use this test in conjunction with the more sophisticated HTTP advanced, HTTP Performance or HTTP Full-page tests.
For example with an HTTP basic target you can check every minute if the server is up, and with a HTTP Full-page test you can check every hour if your web application is working properly, whether the server returns the correct content, whether the links on your page are working and whether all the page components like images, styles and other external objects are intact.
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