What is Website Monitoring?
Website monitoring is typically an external means of tracking web performance and visitor / user interaction with the website or web applications. Monitoring provides the ability to observe (continually, 24/7) web page visits, click-throughs, form submissions, links, and other activities from known or anonymous visitors. Monitoring companies perform website monitoring for a fee. Businesses use monitoring to ensure customers can access all online applications and perform click-throughs and link actions necessary to complete searches, online shopping, shopping cart, and checkout, check an account balance, or access information and research. Generally businesses prefer website monitoring agents to provide such services as: frequent and regular check intervals, global test servers, response-time monitoring, historical data, SMS and email alerts (of outages), reliability, optional public reports, and string verification.