Website Monitoring is a process by which a computer program acts like a human user and visits your web site and reacts with it accordingly. When this happens, the response information is gathered and analyzed. If there is a discrepancy between what information the program expected and what it actually received, an alert is sent to you or someone who is able to fix what is breaking or broken.
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With watchour.com, this monitoring occurs simultaneously from 4 locations:
Your web site is the blue ball in the center and has just been checked from four locations. The web server running your site told San Jose & New York that it could not allow access to the web page that was being requested, thus the "403" Error Code. This is the same code you would instantly receive in your email, or to your mobile phone or pager. For more on this error, please see the Errors We Detect page.
Important Feature: You can set sensitivity thresholds for alerts. The default Threshold is 2, which means than an alert is sent only when any 2 or more locations detect the same error. In this case an alert would have been sent. You can set this lower or higher, depending on your needs.
|Monitor Type/Name||Description & Usage||Network||Load||Content||Common Search Phrases|
| HTTP Monitor
HTTPS Monitor - SSL
|Hyper Text Transfer Protocol
Website & Web Server monitoring for both standard websites and those using Secure Certificates for shopping carts and other information security.
|Web Site Monitoring, site monitoring, monitoring, website monitoring service, premier monitoring, website monitor, website content monitoring, HTTPS errors, etc|
|Ping Monitor / ICMP||Packet INternet Groper
Like RADAR sending out a soundwave and waiting for a response, a Ping sends an electronic response request and waits for a response.
|Ping a website, ping a server, ping error codes, etc|
|SMTP Monitor||Simple Mail Transport Protocol
Monitor the functionality of your outbound email routing server. Looks for a correct HELO response.
|STMP Monitor, external mail monitor, email check, etc|
|Router/Gateway Monitor||Monitor your Router or Firewall's ability to accept and respond to connection requests.|
|POP3 Monitor||Post Office Protocol 3
Monitor the functionality of your email storage and delivery server.
|POP3 Monitor, email monitoring, email server monitoring, etc|
|DNS Monitor||Domain Name System
Resolves domain names to machine readable IP Addresses. Monitor the ability of your DNS server to respond to DNS Queries
|DNS Monitor, Domain Name System monitoring, etc|
|FTP Monitor||File Transfer Protocol
Monitor your FTP Server's ability to accept and respond to connection requests.
|Microsoft SQL Monitor||Monitor Microsoft SQL's ability to accept and respond to connection requests.||SQL Monitoring, SQL uptime monitor, SQL Availability check, etc|
|Telnet Monitor||Monitor a Telnet service's ability to accept and respond to connection requests.||Telnet monitor, Telnet check, etc|
|NNTP Monitor||Network News Transfer Protocol
Monitor a NNTP service's ability to accept and respond to connection requests.
|For a complete breakdown of features see the Features Matrix page.||Continue on to Errors We Detect|