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  • Website, Server, Database monitoring
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5 Things to Keep in mind when optimizing website performance

Website performance optimization is the process of increasing the speed at which web pages are downloaded and displayed on a user’s web browser. As you will read on, you will see that website performance is of paramount importance in the Internet industry today. Read more…

Category: Articles, Free Tools, Website Performance

Dependence on Vendors

Every tool we use on our websites makes us dependent on the creator and supplier of that tool. Examples:

This is a very short list and it does not list all the dependencies for each tool, but it does illustrate the point – we are dependent on the creators and suppliers of the tools we use (including tools that are incorporated into other tools in a dependency hierarchy).

Effects of Dependence Read more…

Category: Website Performance

Monitoring With Jiffy-Web & Monitis

If you’ve discovered the convenience of Jiffy-Web, you may be pleased to know that it fully integrates with Monitis cloud-based monitoring.

Jiffy-Web? What’s That?

According to its project home page, “Jiffy is an end-to-end real-world web page instrumentation and measurement suite.” That means it can measure how long it takes to execute any block of JavaScript code. Measurements are then uploaded to a database on the server. Jiffy-Web also provides a component that retrieves and summarizes the data stored in the database.

The JavaScript coder implements this measurement by putting a simple tag before the block of code and another simple tag after the block of code.

Server-side implementation requires a cron job and an Oracle database (MySql is on its way; others to follow). Read more…

Category: Articles

BerkeleyDB Monitoring with Monitis Custom Monitors

In a previous post we discussed how to improve the performance of BerkeleyDB by tuning the cache size. Let’s see how Monitis can help you keep tabs on the cache hit rate and other critical database metrics. We use a custom monitor created by a perl script,, which can be downloaded from our repository on GitHub. To familiarize yourself with its parameters, run ‘moniror_dbd --help‘. As always, we encourage you to look at the source code to understand its inner workings. Read more…

Category: Articles

Monitis adds a monitoring node in Canada


MONTREAL, July 22, 2011– Monitis, the award-winning provider of the world’s first all-in-one cloud-based service that combines web site uptime, server and application monitoring, today announced the deployment of a new monitoring node in Canada.

This will provide companies whose business relies on the Web, a complete and accurate performance picture from the perspective of both Canadian and international web site visitors.

The addition of this node brings the total number of Monitis monitoring nodes operating around the world to 15.  Monitis’ nodes across the US, Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and South America monitor clients’ key IT processes every 60 seconds – offering fast and frequent checks, as well as alert notifications into the health of servers, networks, applications, events, cloud storage facilities, cloud platforms, websites, transactions and other processes.

Read more…

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