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New Feature: Page Speed Monitoring

Set thresholds and get alerted when your site isn't performing how'd you like
Set thresholds and get alerted when your site isn’t performing how you would expect.

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

Get a quick overview on how your site historically performed compared to now
Get a quick overview on how your site historically performed compared to now

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.

 

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Improved Public Reporting Pages

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StatusCake Uptime Monitoring - Push Monitoring Tests

New Feature: Push Monitoring

With our newest feature “Push Monitoring” we are allowing you to enable reverse monitoring which will give you a whole new angle on the experience. Instead of us contacting your server at certain intervals, you can now configure a push to us. Simply log in to your StatusCake account to start using this impressive function straight away!

It’s simple to setup a push no matter what your development environment is like. We’ve even made a few code samples for you to use that you can check out here

To set this up choose the “New Test” button, and select “PUSH” under Test Type. The settings that you will need to enter for this test are minimal compared to others and only Test Name, Contact Groups, Tags, Push Period (How long should we wait for your server to push to us before being down), and Maintenance windows which could be particularly useful for some more complex set ups.

Remember that to complete this task you will then need to view the test details and copy the link at the top (which is used to send the PUSH) into whichever method you have chosen. You should see results of this start to come in almost instantly if successful.

Read More:  What is Push Monitoring? – StatusCake KnowledgeBase

StatusCake Uptime Monitoring - Maintenance Windows

New Feature : Maintenance Windows

StatusCake maintenance windows have recently been re-released with improved features.  Having listened to your feedback we decided that it was time to completely revamp the system and offer something new and more functional. You will now be able to set time periods where you will not be notified of your site downtime; an excellent solution for telling our systems to automatically ignore things like late night scheduled server restarts. You can create as many maintenance windows as you like, and apply them within uptime tests.

In the past you could find this section within each individual test, but now we have given it it’s own section, just click “Maintenance” in the StatusCake Dashboard to view the page. Here you can set up windows by entering the desired start time and duration, the time zone used will match the one selected in the user details section of the account.

You can preview the window that you have set up before you create it to ensure that the future dates are all correct, once it is submitted you can simply add it to the Maintenance field in by editing a test and going to the test settings section. All of the windows that you set up will be viewable on the maintenance page.

Maintenance windows are available on all StatusCake paid plans.

Read More:  What Are Maintenance Windows?

Read More: What Should I Set A Maintenance Window For?

New Feature: Blacklist Monitoring

Recently we released a brand new feature on StatusCake called Blacklist Monitoring which our customers can use to check if their website has been added to various internet blacklists which many users incorporate into their browsing experience to avoid spam and malware. we have added 15 of the biggest lists to our selection to start, with plans to include more in the near future.

Blacklist Monitoring is an excellent tool for helping to protect the integrity of your website. You can make sure that customers are never dissuaded or prevented from gaining access, and that damaging effects on reputation are picked up and resolved quickly – in short, enabling Blacklist Monitoring on all of your tests gives you even more peace of mind while using the Statuscake service.

In order to use Blacklist Monitoring you just need to create a new test, or edit an existing one. Once you have done this, you should go to the test settings page and scroll down until you see the option to enable the feature, you can also enter a blacklist IP if you want to check an internal service that differs to the test URL. After completing this action, simply submit the test, and you will then be able to view the data on the test details page.