About Monitors

A monitor watches over your website, checking the site availability and performance. Monitors run tests from any of AlertSite UXM’s world wide locations based on the monitor configuration.

The monitor reaches out to your website at configured intervals, and returns with availability and response time. The results are displayed on AlertSite dashboards. If the monitor discovers an error – the site is unavailable, the test times out, or other issue, it sends an alert to the specified recipients.

Monitor Types

Depending on your AlertSite UXM plan, you have different monitor types available:

Monitor Type Description
Web Web monitors check websites and web applications. Both http:// and https:// are supported.

URL monitor checks a single URL via an HTTP request (usually GET).

Real-browser monitor (also called DéjàClick monitor) accesses your website using a real browser – Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer. These monitors provide additional diagnostic information like user experience metrics, detailed load times of each page resource, and page screenshots. Real-browser monitors can also run complex multi-step scenarios like placing an order, searching a site, or logging in. You can create these monitors by recording actions on your website using AlertSite’s in-browser recorder.

Selenium monitor runs a Selenium Java script that tests your website in Chrome or Firefox. The monitor reports the test status (OK/error) and the web page performance data. See Website Monitoring With Selenium and AlertSite.

API API monitors ensure that your own and third-party APIs are working correctly. Both SOAP and REST APIs are supported.

API endpoint monitor sends an HTTP request (GET, POST, HEAD, PATCH, PUT or DELETE) to the specified URL and checks the response time, response status code and, optionally, content.

SoapUI API monitor runs API tests created with Ready! API or SoapUI from AlertSite’s global locations. Passed tests have the OK status, and failed tests are reported as availability errors and trigger alerts.

Mobile Mobile monitors allow you to monitor mobile web sites and native applications.

Mobile web monitor emulates a user navigating your mobile web site using a mobile device, such as iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy and so on. To do this, the monitor emulates the screen size and user agent of the corresponding mobile device. You create mobile web monitors by recording actions on your site using AlertSite’s in-browser recorder.

Perfecto Mobile monitor (also called real device monitor) runs mobile tests on real phones and tables in the Perfecto Mobile cloud. Native, web and hybrid mobile applications are supported. This requires a Perfecto Mobile account.

When configuring a monitor, the monitoring mode determines how the test proceeds from the available locations. If your monitor uses several AlertSite UXM locations, the locations can check simultaneously or one at a time.

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