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Monitors

What is a monitor?

A monitor is a test that runs periodically on a schedule. The HTTP monitor sends a GET or POST request to a web server to verify if the website is operating properly. It can also be used to track the Uptime of the website.

Monitor Status

A monitor can have any of the following status.

Not Started
The monitor was created but the first check has not been performed yet. This is a temporary state and the monitor should go to the Up or Down state as soon as the server has performed a test.
Up
The monitor is running properly. For the HTTP monitor this implies that the last test received an HTTP 2xx response from the server.
Down
The monitor encountered errors. This could happen for things like connection timeout or an HTTP 4xx response from the server.
Paused
The monitor has been paused by the user. No tests are run for this monitor until it is resumed.
Resuming
A paused monitor was resumed by the user but no test has been run on it since then. This is a temporary state and the monitor should go to the Up or down state as soon as the server has performed a test.

The color of the Uptime percentage in the Monitors area shows whether it is up, down, paused or resuming.

Monitor Parameters

  • A monitor has a name which is used to identify it.
  • The monitor interval defines how frequently a check is run. You can set up a frequency from 1 minute to 24 hours.
  • Apart from this, a monitor has parameters depending on the monitor type. For instance, the HTTP monitor takes a URL to do an HTTP request.

Adding a Monitor

  • Goto the Monitors Area by selecting it from the left sidebar
  • Click on the Add Monitor button to open the dialog box
  • Give the monitor a Name
  • Specify the monitor parameters such as URL (for HTTP monitor)
  • Choose an Interval for how frequently the monitor should run
  • Click on Add

Pausing Monitors

  • Goto the Monitors Area by selecting it from the left sidebar
  • Click on an appropriate Status from the left
  • Find your monitor and click on the checkbox to it's left.
  • Click on the Pause button in the toolbar
You can also select multiple monitors and pause them together. All the selected monitors must be in the running state for the Pause button to appear.

Resuming Monitors

  • Goto the Monitors Area by selecting it from the left sidebar
  • Click on the Paused status from the left
  • Find your monitor and click on the checkbox to it's left.
  • Click on the Resume button in the toolbar
You can also select multiple monitors and resume them together. All the selected monitors must be in the paused state for the Resume button to appear.

Deleting Monitors

  • Goto the Monitors Area by selecting it from the left sidebar
  • Click on an appropriate Status from the left
  • Find your monitor and click on the checkbox to it's left.
  • Click on the Delete button in the toolbar
You can also select multiple monitors and delete them together.