What is HTTP Monitor?
The HTTP Monitor tracks a website or URL regularly to make sure that it is up.
A HTTP Monitor takes the following parameters:-
- The unique name for the monitor to identify it
- The URL to monitor. Must begin with http:// or https://
- Controls how frequently to monitor the URL. You can select a range from 1 minute to 24 hours. The free plan is restricted to a 3 minute minimum interval.
The response time of a HTTP monitor is the time from when the request started and the first byte was received from the server. The technical term for response time is Time to First Byte (TTFB).
How to track Response Time of a website?
The HTTP Monitor automatically tracks the response times for a URL. All you need to do is Add an HTTP Monitor. To see the response times follow these steps:-
- 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 it to see it's detail
- You can see a line chart that shows the response time for the last 24 hours (by default)
- The average response time for the period is also listed
- Click on any of the buttons on the top left (1H, 6H, 12H, etc) to select the date and time range for which you want to see the response times