WEBCHECK Application technology integration

ServicePilot appmon-webcheck

What is a Web application Check?

HTTP is a transfer protocol used by the World Wide Web to retrieve information from servers. HTTP uses TCP as a transport layer; the client establishes a connection to the remote server, then issues a request. The server then processes the request, returns a response, and closes the connection.

HTTP(S) Web check is a periodical measurement of Server Response Time to HTTP(S) requests.

Web Check monitoring

This package monitors a Web server HTTP(S) Availability and Response Time using ServicePilot Agent.

This package automatically configures the ServicePilot Manager to collect statistics from a Web Server using the ServicePilot Agent by checking Server Response Time to HTTP(S) requests.

  • The statistics gathered in this way include:
    • Page Code
    • Connection Time
    • Page display time
    • HTTP status
    • Custom indicator extraction...

URL Page code and HTTP status are a very good way to establish a web application availability SLA baseline. Addition web checks can be performed to cover different simple HTTP tests or accessibility scenarios.

A good basic indicator of your web application Server-side performance is the time it takes to connect to the web server (connection time). This is labeled as “Waiting” time on the first element in the classic "inspect elements" waterfall graph (also known as the “time to first byte”). Generally, this time should be kept under 1 second (or as low as possible). Google says it is 200 ms!

Long web server response times delay page loading speeds and display time. Front-end optimizations are more than vital in order to optimize HTTP(S) Page Display Time. Page display time should ideally be under 3 seconds.

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Application Monitoring