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Lesson: Website Performance Monitors

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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?

  • 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 synthetic website performance monitors

  1. Go to Monitoring > Monitor setup.

  2. Click the + Add Monitor button at the top.

  3. In the Select a monitor type popup, choose Full Page Check from the Browser checks section.

  4. The New monitor page opens where you have to configure the monitor. The first thing you should do is add your monitor name, and choose your check interval.

    Note: Your check interval is the time between the end of one check and the start of the next. The knowledge base article Check interval explained has more information about this topic.
  5. Enter your monitored URL into the URL entry box, making sure to include the appropriate prefix, i.e. “http://” or “https://”.

  6. (Optional) If you want to use a Full Page Check+, select the Upgrade to enhanced FPC option.

    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.

  7. Once you are satisfied with the configuration of your new monitor, click the Save button.

You’ve now added your new website performance monitor!

Note: You have just set up the bare minimum of a monitor. Please check the knowledge base article Full Page Check for an overview of all monitor settings on the various tabs of the monitor’s set-up.
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