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Monitoring and alarm systems are everywhere. They are at your home, in your vehicle and in your computers. Securing these systems is a smart thing to do, but businesses often overlook adding monitoring to their websites.
Why You Should Monitor Your Website?
If you answered yes to any of these questions or if your website is an important or integrated part of your business, then you need monitoring.
Monitoring Can Help Identify Problems with Your Website as They Happen
If you wait for customers to complain about your website, your business has likely already been impacted without your knowledge. Monitoring can help identify many different types of problems early on, such as:
How to Monitor Your Website?
There are many monitoring providers to choose from. We use a variety of services, but when we need a robust solution, we turn to fully featured monitoring services like dotcom-monitor.
How to Prioritize the Alarms?
After you have monitoring setup, you need to determine how to handle different alerts. Alerts are high, medium and low priority. A high priority alert may be that the website is un-reachable. A low priority alert may be slow page load time. I prefer to send the high priority alerts to my cell phone, medium ones to my email and lower ones are kept in my webmaster accounts that I periodically login and check.
Your website performance and availability should be monitored both by you and by a 3rd party in order to ensure that your website operates smoothly.