Monitis is a powerful one-stop monitoring shop for systems and web administrators. It is fully hosted, so setup and usage are far easier than with traditional software solutions. In addition to website and server monitoring, Monitis is a monitoring platform that allows users to build their own monitoring applications, to monitor anything. This is done using the Monitis API. The API lets users extend, automate, and integrate the monitoring and notification platform as they wish, and also create and manage accounts and account privileges. This makes Monitis a very practical solution for MSPs (managed service providers) and IT support companies.
Monitis provides a powerful API (Application Programming Interface) for extending basic functionality and integrating with other tools. Developers and sysadmins can use command shell scripts or programming languages to enhance the system. They can also manage their accounts and privileges, add and remove server monitoring, retrieve monitoring results, and even create custom monitoring process. In this article we provide some external server monitoring use case scenarios using the popular command line tool cURL. The API is built on the HTTP REST protocol, so cURL lets users do all the API calls and build even create sophisticated scripts.
Today we are launching something that we think is truly groundbreaking: Free Internal Monitoring. Now users of Mon.itor.Us, the free Monitis, can download our internal agents into Windows and Linux servers and monitor CPU, Memory, Disk, Load Average, MySQL, Processes, HTTP, Ping, and even SNMP, for free. Best of all, since we are a hosted service, all the performance data gets pushed to our cloud and you can access/manage it from anywhere. We hope IT Managers will enjoy free usage of software that’s typically very expensive. Here’s how to get started on a Windows machine.
We’ve gotten good feedback from our video tutorials so far so we’re going to make some more. Reporting IT performance is one of the tasks of an IT administrator. It has often been a pain, so we tried to design our reporting module to make this process as effortless as possible. You can create and manage custom reports for any monitor or a group of monitors using the Add Report wizard located in the Monitis dashboard. These will show uptime and response time numbers on a monthly, weekly, daily, or custom basis. Once you click add, the report gets added to the dashboard and populated with data. You can select different views, like line chart, bar chart, table, etc. You can export the data as a PDF or CSV. You can also make it a public report with your logo, perfect for sharing with clients. You can also have reports emailed to a list of contacts periodically by going to Reports>Emailed Reports. For added convenience, you have the option of turning emailed reports on while adding new contacts.
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Whether you manage an eCommerce site, SaaS, university portal, or web app, load testing is extremely important for keeping IT managers well rested and users happy. At universities, online registration applications MUST handle the spike in users at the beginning of each semester for chaos not to ensue. If Ecommerce companies are unable to meet holiday peak traffic, even for a few hours, they lose sales and customers. That’s why thousands of organizations rely on Monitis’ Load Testing, an on-demand, easy to use tool for measuring your site’s performance during a spike in traffic.
If you have a Monitis or Mon.itor.us account, you can use the load testing widget on your dashboard. Otherwise you can use our dedicated load testing dashboard at webloadtester.com. These all work the same on the back end and give you the same report. To start, simply list the url’s you want to load test. Then select the number of nodes (servers) you want to point to the urls. You can select up to five nodes. Now select the number of connections, or virtual users, per node, up to 2000. Next specify the duration of the test, in minutes. If you select “Include embedded resources,” each visit will load the entire webpage in a real browser. Otherwise each visit waits for an HTTP response.
Once you have these parameters set, you’ll see a price quote calculated using the parameters you’ve set. You’re ready to add funds to your account and load test. When your test is complete, we’ll email you a report that shows how your site(s) faired during each minute of the test. You can also do an Advanced HTTP test for a site that requires basic authentication. Monitis also offers Database load testing for MySQL, Oracle and MS SQL database applications, and SOAP load testing.
Monitis GFI is a specialist provider of web and Cloud monitoring services that include website monitoring, site load testing, transaction monitoring, application and database monitoring, Cloud resource monitoring, and server and internal network monitoring within one easy-to-use dashboard. Over 100,000 users worldwide have chosen Monitis as their provider of choice to increase uptime and user experience of their services and products. What makes Monitis' solutions different is that they are fast to deploy, feature-rich in technology and provide a comprehensive single-pane view of on-premise and off-premise infrastructure and applications.