Website Uptime Monitoring

with Web Performance Monitor


Fully functional for 30 days

Continuously monitoring website uptime takes the guesswork out of maintaining website performance. You don’t need to wonder when the site went down because you are notified immediately. Also, you can set controls to automatically restart the site when it goes down. This helps you quickly identify the cause of the problem and achieve faster remediation.

Benefits of monitoring website uptime and performance

It is important that your customers or end-users have access to webpages and Web apps 24/7. Whether your website is hosted internally or externally, using automated website uptime monitoring software allows you to quickly troubleshoot and resolve website issues before they cause problems. Securely monitor websites and Web apps like CRM, ERP, and help desk without agents.

  • Identify and diagnose latency issues in CSS, HTML, JavaScript, and 3rd-party plugins
  • Drill into infrastructure performance issues that affect website availability
  • Detect when a site is down and automatically restart it to minimize downtime
  • Receive alerts of website performance problems before end-users are affected
  • Automatically monitor the health and performance of your IIS Web servers, websites, and application pools


Best practices: Web uptime and performance monitoring

Monitoring website performance helps you maintain the continuousavailability of your site. This includes proactively monitoring performance metrics like Web server load and database queries that could cause a website to become slow or unavailable. It also includes monitoring website and hardware availability so you are immediately notified of a failure. Additionally, you need to monitor multiple front-end issues to help avoid website performance problems. A comprehensive monitoring strategy takes all performance aspects into consideration to proactively identify and respond to issues before end-users are impacted.

Best practice 1: Monitor website and Web server uptime and performance

SolarWinds website and Web server uptime monitoring software automatically gives you insight about the health and performance of your IIS servers, websites, and application pools. When you are effectively monitoring Web servers, you are able to detect performance issues that could impact your website uptime and the performance of other critical apps your business relies on. Monitoring Web servers and websites lets you see:

  • Slow page load times
  • Application pool availability
  • Website request response times

To minimize downtime, you can take immediate action right from the console; restart or stop a website, kill processes, restart services, reboot servers, and stop or recycle app pools.


Best practice 2: Monitor front-end website performance

Consistently monitoring performance is the best way to keep your website up and running. With SolarWinds® Web Performance Monitor, you can see website components and their load and response time metrics, which allows you to identify and troubleshoot website load time issues.

  • Identify heavy page elements (HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Images, 3rd-party plugins, etc.)
  • See the tasks that are consuming the most time, including DNS lookup, connection time, send time, time to first byte, content download, etc
  • Set alerts for images that are not matching
  • Receive alerts and notifications about incomplete or slow Web transactions and pages

View of front-end website performance monitoring dashboard.  

Best practice 3: Test end-user experience from multiple locations

SolarWinds Web monitoring software allows you to test the user experiencefrom multiple locations (inside the firewall or in the Cloud) to gain insight about the global user experience.

  • Record a transaction and play it back from as many locations as required—from inside the firewall, remote locations, and locations in the Cloud
  • Quickly deploy transaction players to Amazon EC2

View of end-user experience testing capabilities with SolarWinds® Web Performance Monitor. 

Best practice 4: Monitor the website user experience

SolarWinds Web performance monitoring software tracks the transaction recordings of every page. When you monitor individual pages, you gain greater insight about the pieces that make up a transaction, and where problems are occurring. It could be that the overall application completes as expected, but one of the pages takes longer than it should. If that occurs in the final step of the transaction, there is the risk that customers will abandon the process at that critical point. Monitoring user experience helps keep you informed about Web transaction health and page load times for multiple locations to isolate whether the problems you are seeing are location-based or worldwide.

View of user experience monitoring capabilities with Web Performance Monitor.

With our DIY deployment wizard, you’ll be up and monitoring your website performance in about an hour

Web Performance Monitor Starts at $1995


  • Monitor website uptime, availability, and overall performance
  • Record and playback transactions and steps—no scripting required
  • Proactive problem notification and alerting



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