What is WebGazer?
WebGazer is an uptime monitoring and analytics platform. We offer uptime monitoring service, cron job monitoring service and publicly hosted status pages.
We prepared this documentation to help you make the best use of WebGazer. If you can't find what you are looking for, please don't hesitate to let us know. We are here to help.
Why use website monitoring?
Downtime happens to the best of the market, and it hurts any businesses when it happens.
- Make sure your website is up and running by checking it every minute
- Keep your revenue intact with API monitoring for custom transactional interactions
- Get alerted via e-mail or Slack when things aren’t right
Why use heartbeat monitoring?
Background process is what matters when it comes to functionality.
- Make sure your cron jobs/ scheduled tasks run smoothly
- Keep core of your business running behind the eyes
- Get alerted when things get messy silently
Gazers are one of the main components of our service. They are websites (HTTP/HTTPS addresses) you want to monitor. WebGazer starts connecting regularly to the website like a real user after a gazer is set up.
The Gazers menu is the one you land when logged in on WebGazer web app. You can select a gazer from the sidebar by clicking on it and review the web performance, such as website speed on the chart at a glance. You can check the detailed reports by clicking on View Reports as well.
A pulse is a heartbeat monitoring handler. It has a unique URL to which you send HTTP requests. You can use pulse to monitor different services and devices like the following.
⏳ cron jobs
🌡️🚚📷 smart devices
It expects to receive heartbeats (HTTP requests) periodically. You can also send critical parameters to be validated according to the rules you set.
An alert is a communication method of your choice in case of a problem. It is possible to assign different alerts for gazers and pulses. You can also use only one alert for all notifications.
WebGazer supports following alert methods.
- Slack 🎉
- Phone call
After signing up, the account owner may invite users to manage an account. A user can add or delete gazers depending on the role. Alerts can be assigned to users for notification. If you are on a paid plan, you can add up to 40 users under an account.
There are three roles for users. Roles basically limit user’s control on the account.