What is Full Page Monitoring?
Traditional site monitoring tools emulate browsers to check a site's availability and performance. That is perfect to get the performance and uptime under ideal conditions. Full Page Monitoring allows you to verify a site's performance as perceived by the end-user using a real browser.
Why monitor your site with Full Page Monitoring?
Traditional website monitoring does not check network connects or execute RIAs, therefore it cannot accurately report on an actual end-user site experience. Full Page Monitoring conducts tests using end-user browsers. It checks how they manage the asynchronous communication of RIAs and reports on the browser's execution time.
The CA App Synthetic Monitor dashboard contains reports that detail the exact download sequence. By pinpointing the components of your site that are causing delays and errors, you can optimize to ensure that your site is delivering the best possible end-user experience.
What are the Features of CA App Synthetic Monitor Full Page Monitoring?
- Support for Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera & Safari web browser profiles
- Monitors run from 90+ global monitoring stations
- Real browser performance metrics (e.g. when have all elements been loaded and is the page ready to be rendered in your browser).
- Timed screenshots of a website loading in the browser (e.g. from a white screen to the full page)
- Waterfall charts of all embedded elements in a page (images, CSS files, etc.)
- The ability to avoid spurious hits in site analytics trackers
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- In your CA App Synthetic Monitor Settings tab create a new monitor
- Select “browser” as the monitor type
- From the dropdown menu select the browser you wish to use
- Select where you will "Allow browser to make requests to": To avoid spurious hits in your site's visitor statistics do not include domains to any analytics trackers in the “Extra domains” field (visible if you choose "selected domains")
- Complete the remaining fields and click the “Save” button