So, you’ve had your new ecommerce website build, chosen your provider, deployed your servers and are ready to go live. Now, you just need to know what is happening with your site at all times.
Is it working? OK, but is it working properly? How do you know for sure?
The R&D team here at UKFast have been working behind the scenes making all of our lives easier, as usual; and ensuring we can sleep easy at night knowing for sure that our solutions are working correctly. We’re constantly increasing the number of services and applications we can monitor and also making the reporting off the back of the alerting more and more advanced.
Here’s a little snapshot of what we’re monitoring these days and whether this monitoring is “basic” or “advanced”.
Basic monitoring essentially means we are just checking if something is responding (but does not guarantee the service is 100% operational) and is a good basic and simple check.
The Advanced checks go into a bit more detail and check for specific responses, values or limits.
DNS Basic Monitor DNS service is up
FTP Basic Monitor FTP service is up
HTTP Basic Monitor Port 80 (http) is up
HTTPS Basic Monitor Port 443 (https) is up
IMAP Basic Monitor IMAP is up
MySQL Basic Monitor MySQL is up
Ping Basic Monitor device is up
POP3 Basic Monitor POP3 is up
SMTP Basic Monitor SMTP is up
JBOSS Basic Monitor JBOSS is up on port 8080
SQL Basic Monitor MSSQL is up
UKFSQL Basic Monitor MSSQL is up on port 1334
PROCESS Basic Monitor a process is running
MYSQLCONN Advanced Monitor the number of MySQL connections (warning can be issued at 2 thresholds)
MYSQLREPL Advanced Monitor MySQL replication delay (warning can be issue at 2 separate thresholds)
URL Advanced Monitor a URL (supports both HTTP & HTTPS and can check for contents on page)
Not only can we monitor all of the above with no difficulty, but our IT Director has also laid down the gauntlet stating that he believes that there is nothing in a server that we cannot monitor!