Tag: synthetic monitoring

Website Uptime

Top 20 Synthetic Monitoring Tools

Synthetic monitoring allows teams to monitor and measure website and web application performance around the clock from every conceivable vantage point, and to receive alerts before issues begin to impact real users. Here are our top picks for synthetic monitoring tools, leading with our own at Dotcom-Monitor.

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SaaS monitoring
Web App Functionality

Why Synthetic Monitoring is a Must for SaaS-based Solutions

Bounded to service level agreements (SLAs), vendors must monitor performance of their SaaS-based solutions for an optimal user experience. Monitoring performance of a SaaS-based solutions is a challenge since it varies extensively across user locations and geographies. These applications and their content need to travel a rigorous path of geography-specific

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stack trace
Performance Tech Tips

Stack Trace Monitoring: Gaps in Measuring the User Experience

Our digital world is evolving and advancing at an unimaginable pace – and so are the expectations of end users.  Momentum is everything in today’s united world, and having a poor performing website or application will likely result in the confidence of your products and services.  And worse yet, any

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IT stack
Performance Tech Tips

Synthetic Monitoring vs. APM Stack Trace Tools

The complexity of an application’s digital architecture is increasing dramatically every day.  In an era of cloud infrastructure, the goal is to integrate all your web services into one place:  CDN, DNS, third-party API services, QA tools, analytics tools, and any other component you can think of, are working with

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New Features to Test How DNS Caching Affects Your Website

The new DNS caching features at Dotcom-Monitor allow you to perform some interesting tests that show how DNS caching can affect your page load speed.

We realize that many organizations monitor their online services with a number different goals in mind, and so we listened to the feedback we received that some users want to include the DNS response time in their monitoring and some users want to be able to remove DNS response from their monitors.

How you wish to handle DNS response time in regard to your monitoring needs is up to you, but we want to take this opportunity to show the differences in how DNS response time affects website load using our new tools.

We ran a test monitoring YouTube from a single location in the midwest United States with three different DNS cache settings. A basic HTTP full page load on the YouTube front page resulted in some interesting, although not that surprising results.

Keep in mind the results will vary depending upon a number of variables such as which locations you are monitoring from, the time of day, the load on the DNS servers, and on the website servers.

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Gain a Holistic View of Your Website with Synthetic Monitoring

Also known as real-user monitoring, passive monitoring refers to the process of capturing traffic from a network to determine what went wrong with a website or Web application after problems have occurred. Synthetic monitoring, on the other hand, provides webmasters with pertinent information to guarantee seamless server monitoring and web application uptime before problems impact a large number of site visitors. Read on to learn more about the differences between Synthetic and Passive website monitoring, and which solution is right for your business.

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