Introduction to Web Monitoring
We have always repeated this fact and always going to repeat it until it drills into your mind that speed of your website is everything. You may have awesome informative or stunning products selling e-commerce website. All this crashes down if your website is taking more than 2 seconds to load.
So, guys, to regularly check and monitor the performance, functionally and importantly the speed of the website, you need a web monitoring system. It always makes sure that your online products are displaying properly and no downtime is recorded on your page.
Importance of Web Monitoring
According to a report submitted by European Ecommerce Page Speed and Web Performance Report. The low website is the global issue and every business organization is working in ahead to improve it. In some regions having poor web speed is a common problem like India, but it doesn’t mean that global internet users won’t have an eye on your performance.
So, it doesn’t matter where you live, if your website page load time will be more than 3 seconds, you are doomed and the user will leave your site immediately.
Data retrieved from another report called “Need for Speed,” 1&1 Internet. 2011”. The data was taken from 1500 users and they all agreed with the fact that if the server takes more time to load, then they immediately switch the website. The report has presented few other informative facts as:
- 78% of user felt negative if the page won’t load fast.
- 42% of men and 36% of women won’t go to the same business site if their first experience was slow as a turtle.
- 44% of user fell insecure if their online transaction won’t complete in the one go.
Well, people, you see now how important is to regularly monitor the performance of your website. So, guys, web monitoring can be divided into two major parts, as:
This is the most crucial and important part of Web Monitoring. It monitors the resources parameter of the website. In external monitoring, different elements are measured, such as:
Uptime Monitoring is the continuous checking on the availability and response time of your website in different locations. If in any case, your webpage has lost the connection with the internet, the user will see no webpage on the browser.
And, Uptime Monitoring saves you from losing users because of it. As the numerous tools are available who tells you first about any mishap with the website.
Full Page Load Monitoring
Well, if we calculate page load time according to the perspective of the user, then your 2 seconds means 9 seconds for the user. Moreover, when you know your website’s speed isn’t enough, the studying the individual elements of your page load is a good idea. You should regularly monitor the page load of the website using different tools to understand the performance of your website at every level.
Synthetic Transaction Monitoring
This means regularly monitoring the functionality of your website. This monitoring is highly beneficial for the e-commerce platforms where the user can visit anytime. The user can visit your web page, register, log in with their usernames and passwords, surf the market, and can performance number other functions.
And, if any of the function won’t work properly, then your user will easily shop from your competitor’s website.
Web Stress Tester
Websites normally work alright on the regular pressure. But, when the pressure increases than chances of site loading time or lapsing also increase. So, in that case regularly test, your site under different pressure points to check the weak points.
Real User Monitoring
Real User Monitoring aka RUM collects data from the real user to provide insight on the website performance to you.
You need to take the help of different tools for API monitoring. Jmeter can be your that tool which designed to cover categories of tests like load, functional, performance, regression, etc., and can be used to test performance both on static and dynamic resources like Web dynamic applications.
Internal Monitoring means testing the local sources of the website for which no global tool is available.
What Should Be Monitored?
Everything which can be tested and evaluated should be monitored. Whether your external source or the local factors such as local network, server CPU, memory and drive utilization, bandwidth consumed etc, should be monitored. So, keep on monitoring and keep on improving!