Compare Our Website Monitoring Capabilities


Compare Our Various Methodologies for Website Monitoring

Get to know Site24x7 monitors better and choose the one that best fits your monitoring needs. Compare the functionality of the following monitors:

  • Website Monitor
  • Web Page Speed (Browser)
  • Web Transaction
  • Web Transaction (Browser)
  • SSL/TLS Certificate
  • DNS Server

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Questions Website Monitor Web Page Speed (Browser) Web Transaction Web Transaction (Browser) SSL/TLS Certificate DNS Server
What does it Monitor? Invokes HTTP/HTTPS requests and checks the availability and performance of your websites and endpoints from 90+ global locations or from within the network. Monitors HTTP/HTTPS access, connection time, DNS resolve time, first byte, download time, SSL handshake time, and throughput. Uses a real browser (Eg. Mozilla Firefox) to check full page load time of your website from 90+ global locations Monitor the availability and performance of multi-step web transactions, such as online shopping cart Monitor the availability and performance of multi-step web transactions, such as online shopping cart using a real browser Checks expiry of SSL/TLS certificate and proper HTTPS handshake Tests if your DNS is resolving properly simulating a real DNS query as configured
Ideal for Monitoring Ideal to make sure website is available with minimum overhead Ideal to analyze how the website page loads from an end user prespective Ideal for monitoring web application response time. Can be tested more frequenty as it applies lesser load on target application (No JS, CSS, scripts are loaded) Ideal for monitoring web applications that contain form fillings and AJAX content Validity of SSL/TLS certificates of a domain Ideal for checking DNS servers for performance and outages, DNSEC validation to authenticate the DNS responses and validate the security.
How does it Monitor? Invokes server side code (Java) to monitor the website page Loads full web page and all elements like HTML, CSS, JS, third party scripts in a real browser Monitors via server side programs. Actual rendering of a web page does not occur. Cookies and other session are handled automatically Monitors via a real browser (Mozilla Firefox). Actual rendering of the web page takes place. Cookies and other sessions are handled by the browser Groups all the SSL/TLS certificates linked with an HTTPS server and validates the SSL Certificate if it's expired or not Initiates a full DNS query and compares the IP returned by the DNS server to a pre-configured set
What is analyzed? Server response time Load times of all components of a web page are analyzed. Shows the HTTP version (1.1/2) in a waterfall chart for every request. Server response time of the web application sequence. Only HTML content of the requests are analyzed Multi-step Web Applications. All components of the web reseponse are loaded including CSS, images, links loaded from third party websites and AJAX requests SSL/TLS Certificate validity, OCSP checks to identify revoked certificates, blacklisted checks to identify potential blacklisted certifying authority, and detection of tampered certificates using SHA-1 Fingerprint threshold. DNS resolution time for a domain
Metrics captured Captures response time split-up based on DNS resolution time, connection time, first byte time, download time, and SSL handshake time, and gathers throughput data. Fetches average and 95th percentile values of these metrics Waterfall model of how the components are loaded. Response time of sub domains or other domains used. IPs, breakup of requests by domains, type of elements are captured Response time of the actual HTML content is only considered Response time of the web page which includes CSS, images, links loaded from third party websites etc. Expiry of Domains's SSL/TLS Certificate, Revoked certificates, Blacklisted certifying authority, Tampered certificates. Response time of the DNS server
Does the Site24x7 monitor support Internet/Intranet? Internet and Intranet
(via On Premise Poller)
Internet and Intranet
(via On Premise Poller)
Internet and Intranet
(via On Premise Poller)
Internet and Intranet
(via Linux flavor On-Premise Poller)
Internet Internet and Intranet
(via On Premise Poller)
Do you support HTTP & HTTPS? Yes Yes Yes Yes Only HTTPS Not applicable
What is the check frequency supported by the monitor? 1 minute 15 minutes 5 minutes 5 minutes Once in a day 1 minute
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