Site Monitoring

Choosing web pages to monitor

Scheduler - Page Monitoring

One important feature of web site management is being made aware as soon as web pages are not accessible or have changed.

It is far better to monitor this remotely over the Internet rather than just locally as that allows routing and general Internet problems to be spotted too.

SiteVigil reports any problems accessing pages and also keeps track of how long it takes to access them.

The list shows the pages (or graphics) that are currently selected for monitoring. To display information about a particular page double click on the line in the list. The graph displays a timeline of access time to the page. Any page with a current alert condition will have an appropriate icon displayed in front of it. To view the error reports select the Summary command from the View menu and click on the Events tab.

The list shows the Mode of page monitoring used, the current status (Alerting, Disabled or Normal) and the average download speed as well as the next time that the monitoring will be run.

You can manually Test that the page is currently accessible, you can quickly look at the monitored page in the default browser by pressing the ... button in the list next to the URL.

Sometimes you may temporarily not want any more alerts about a particular page. You can do this in the Edit | Edit options.

To show a historical statistics chart and event list select File | Summary. To add a new page for monitoring select Edit | Add... and to remove an existing entry select it and select Edit | Remove. To change the monitoring options select Edit | Edit....

The analysis graph shows the historical access times to the selected page. Click on Next and Previous to move to a different display time.

If you want a more detailed look at the raw data displayed select the View | Raw Data menu item.

The View | Key... controls the data displayed in the graph display and gives a key to the colors used. View | Rescale will change the graph scale to match that for the currently displayed data.

If you want to check the same page in different ways at different times you can do this by duplicating an entry with Edit | Duplicate and then using Edit | Edit... to change the new entry.

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