Site Monitoring

Choosing Servers to Ping

Wizard - Monitoring a Server with Ping

One important feature of web site management is being made aware as soon as servers are not accessible.

The simplest, lowest level means of establishing whether a site is alive is using the Interface Control Message Protocol (ICMP) protocol to Ping a server. Alternatively, if a server has blocked the ping protocol you can choose to check accessibility by attempting to connect on a specified port number.

SiteVigil reports any problems accessing servers and also keeps track of how long it takes to access them as well as the route hop information returned in the ICMP Time to Live (TTL) header field.

To configure a new monitored address press the Add button. A dialog prompts for the monitoring actions for the address. To change an existing monitored page, click on the entry in the list, and press the Edit button. To delete an entry, select it and press the Remove button. When you add a new address the program automatically checks that the address is accessible.

You can monitor multiple addresses, each monitored address is displayed in the list.

See also : Choosing web servers to monitor, Access summary

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