Development of the StatusCake product has always been driven by our customers; not only in terms of feature requests, but those small changes to the product and user interface that make the world of difference in day-to-day use. In our our most recent customer survey one the most requested features was server monitoring. You asked for it so we’re pleased to announce it will be rolling out in the next couple of weeks.
We’d love your feedback on the features and functionality, the usability – on absolutely everything. We want to bring a new approach to server monitoring. Make it feel fresh and new rather than some old relic and with your help we can do just that. Come and talk to us on live chat or email us to put your name down for an early invite.
As a direct result of feedback received from our users in the latest customer Survey (January 2016) we’ve been busy working on the features and improvements you’ve asked for. Today we’re happy to announce the first of these new features; ‘Page Speed Monitoring’.
This new feature is being offered to all our paid users, and with no limits so if you already have a paid plan you can start using Page Speed Monitoring right away
StatusCake Page Speed Monitoring uses a chrome instance and loads all the content from your site, external and internal. This means what you see is what your customers get. Each test is performed using dedicated bandwidth resources at 250kb/s.
We know that uptime is only half the battle, if your site isn’t performing how it should be then you’ll lose visitors, and even more importantly your brand reputation will be damaged” – Daniel Clarke, StatusCake CTO
We store all page load times indefinitely for all users so you can dive into your historic performance to see if you’re moving in the right direction. You can dive in and find out the load time, page size, requests made (and then drill into each request) and even the content type distribution.
Of course being able to dive into historic data is only half the battle – StatusCake Page Speed Monitoring allows you to set trigger thresholds on metrics such as page load time and Page Size and then get alerted via your pre-existing contact groups.
If your SSL Certificate is invalid or expires this can cause all sorts of problems for you as a website owner. It can throw up security alerts when people visit your website and lead to loss of trust in your website – it can even impact your organic search rankings!
At StatusCake.com we make sure that you can see at a glance that your SSL certificate is valid, and when your certificate comes up for renewal we’ll send you a reminder a week before it expires. Well send out a reminder, along with any certificate errors we discover, to the Contact Group you’ve got set-up for that website.
It’s easy to set-up – you don’t have to do anything extra to monitor the SSL of your website – just add the URL on any HTTP test with the https and then right away StatusCake will pull in the SSL information – and then every check will validate the configuration is perfect.
At StatusCake.com there’s more to website monitoring that just sending alerts when your website goes down. Within your StatusCake account you have full access to all the data you need to gauge the performance of your website.
As well as graphs that give detail of Browser Full Load Time Performance, and which can be searched on a 1hr, 3hr, 24hr, 1 monthly or yearly basis – or indeed checked between any two dates) you instantly be able to see the average load time of your site.
Our geographic heat-map will also show you your website’s performance on a country-by-country basis.
Within the Test Data table you’ll see each check-time period – the status of your website when we monitored it, the date and time of the check, the status code we received back from your website along with the response time.
You’ll also see a simple, easy-to-understand table which shows your website’s percentage uptime on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.