Think fast! In this lesson you will learn about the different Website Performance monitor types, including how to add and configure them. This lesson won’t drag on, we promise!

What types of Website Performance monitors are there?

  • Real Browser Check
    A Real Browser Check monitor type checks your website for uptime and availability, and measures it for basic total byte size, as well as resolve, download, and connection times.

  • Full Page Check
    A Full Page Check monitor type checks your website performance on an elemental level, displaying your data in a comprehensive waterfall chart.

  • Full Page Check+
    A Full Page Check+ monitor type checks your website performance on an elemental level, including third-party content, and displays your data in a comprehensive waterfall chart.

How to add and configure a Website Performance monitors

  1. Click the + Add Monitor button within the Monitors dropdown in the Main Menu.

  2. Once the page loads, you will be in the Add Monitor configuration screen. The first thing you should do is add your monitor name, and choose your check frequency.

    Note: Your check frequency is how often our 132+ global checkpoints will check in to make sure your website or web service is running.

  3. Then go ahead and choose your monitor type. Select Real Browser Check or Full Page Check from the Type dropdown menu. If you want to add a Full Page Check+, select the Full Page Check option.

  4. After you have selected your monitor type, enter your probe URL into the URL entry box, making sure to include the appropriate prefix. (i.e. http:// or https://)

  5. If you selected the Full Page Check monitor type and want to set it up as a Full Page Check+ (to check both first and third party page elements), click on the Upgrade to enhanced FPC tab.

    Another option will appear, asking you to select a domain group. If you have not yet created a domain group (which helps you filter between first and third party page elements), select Default Set from the dropdown menu.

  6. Once you are satisfied with the configuration of your new monitor, click on the Save button. You’ve now added your new Website Performance monitor!

    Note: You can also explore other probe settings within the tabs at the top of the Add Monitor screen.
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