In order to add a website monitor test, you must provide a ‘test name’. This name is used to identify your tests among multiple website tests you add.
Next you have to enter a valid test url . We would suggest you to load the desired website on a browser and copy the url .
At what interval you would want us to check your website? You can select the test interval from 1 minute and upwards.
Next you are requested to select the alert group which should receive the incident alerts. The alert group is a list of contacts to whom the alerts would be forwarded. These alert groups need to be created beforehand so that we can use those alert groups here .
We have multiple servers located in multiple regions, which you can select as per your plan. The site would be tested for availability from the number of ” confirmation servers” you select and the site would be marked “ down “, only if the site is found down from all these servers.
We have multiple servers on different regions. You can select the servers from these locations available on your plan. We recommend selecting your business regions.
In this section you are requested to configure HTTP request configurations.
Here you can select HTTP methods GET, POST and HEAD.
To test a website, most appropriate method is GET; and for an API end point, http method could be GET or POST.
And the last method is HEAD .The HEAD method asks for a response identical to that of a GET request, but without the response body. This is useful for retrieving meta-information written in response headers, without having to transport the entire content.
If you select POST method you must provide the additional information like Request Body . As you all knows Request body can be in the form of ‘FORM data’ or ‘JSON Data’ you should select one of them and provide the data in the input box .
If you want to add additional http request headers you can use this section to add those extra headers. This is an optional field.
The next field “Basic Auth” is optional and only needs to be used if the website you are monitoring requires user authorization.
If you opt GET or POST in the previous section then you are allowed to use this Content Monitoring section.
This allow you to make sure that a certain ‘text’ is present on the website. We alert you when ever this ‘text’ goes missing on the website
This allow you to make sure that a certain ‘text’ is NOT present on the website. We alert you when ever this ‘text’ comes up on the website. Multiple use cases are terms like “hacked” or “ 404 not present for which you might have any custom term”.
As the name describes if you want the text to be case-sensitive or not.