Content Check
Content CheckContent check is a way to check the presence of specific info on the page.
Content Check Content check is a way to check the presence of specific info on the page.

Content check is a way to check the presence/absence of specific info on the page. It helps to check not just the page itself for accessibility, but the performance of the site too. It is useful for sites with complicated structure - which contain many scripts and data that is stored in database or other off-site storages. In this case, there is possible cases when the page itself is working fine while some of the linked resources are not available - thus, some info on the page is missed.

HostTracker provides tools to solve this problem. You may create ContentCheck task and provide specific keywords for monitoring:

There are several important things on that screen:

Content Check - set of comma-separated keywords to look for.
Advanced Content Check option - useful for immediate detection of the reasons of a problem. In case of appearance of the keyword, the phrase, previous to the keyword, is sent you as the result of the check. For example, you enter keyword exception and select this option. Somehow, on the page appears the statement: Wrong SQL statement on the line 123 exception. In this case, you get an alert saying Wrong SQL statement on the line 123.
Conditions Field - allows to specify conditions for set of keywords. You may set to detect an error in case of presence/absence of all entered keywords, or just any of them.

For monitoring the presence of images, videos, execution scripts - you may choose a keyword from their description, or add a special short script which will return Error or other keyword if something is missed.

Restrictions:
Only first 10 Kb of page are analysed
Only first 120 characters of each line are analysed

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Host-Tracker under Windows Azure

Those, who actively involved with the Web, should know HostTracker, a company from Ukraine, which has been supporting one of the leading global web monitoring services since 2004. Its goal is to monitor site health and accessibility in near-real-time access. Using alert message system, HostTracker allows to reduce downtimes, to improve quality of service for users, to quickly localize troubles...

​Those, who actively involved with the Web, should know HostTracker, a company from Ukraine, which has been supporting one of the leading global web monitoring services since 2004. Its goal is to monitor site health and accessibility in near-real-time access. Using alert message system, HostTracker allows to reduce downtimes, to improve quality of service for users, to quickly localize troubles, and etc.

Architecturally, HostTracker includes a server-based hub, acting both as a data collector and control center, and a series of software agents, launched in various regions – typically using the equipment operated by major providers, hosters and affiliates. The geographically distributed architecture provides common system reliability and also allows collecting data in terms of access speed, bandwidth and other key performance characteristics on regional level – a critically important feature for the international business.

The first version of HostTracker, which is still functioning and providing services for tens of thousands of customers, was Linux based. Today, it is supported by nine control servers, located and organized in two DPCs on collocation principle, and few dozens of agents. Considering that the final objective of web monitoring is focused on increasing the uptime of client-based web resources – whereas 95% of HostTracker customers were able to increase it up to 99% – then, performance and accessibility of the service itself are not just critical, but rather fundamental parameters that influence the whole business. Theoretically, HostTracker should demonstrate accessibility close to 100%. However, an extensive growth of the service made this task hard to solve.

HostTracker was facing constantly increasing network traffic – a problem for seamless operation of the service. Inability to add new control servers on-the-fly, difficulties when maintaining not uniform and multiple-aged hardware was another limiting factor. Moreover, the desire to develop the service through wider protocol and network service support was meeting certain obstacles. “Unfortunately, for Linux there was a limited choice of ready-to-use solutions and libraries, while inventing something completely new was difficult”, says Artem Prisyazhnyuk, HostTracker director. “We had an idea of reviewing the stack of technologies we used for a more sophisticated one and after taking a closer look at the .NET platform, its potential in terms of scalability and network support, I realized that was exactly the thing we had been looking for.”

It was sure that migrating to a completely different platform should be a complex task – the project extended over three years. However, it was like blessing in disguise: during this period, the world has seen the cloud computing that seemed an ideal tool for solving both the scalability problem and putting aside one’s own whole infrastructure. Besides, the PaaS model allowed to remove most of the effort in terms of administering the solution and to control the application as a self-contained entity, to the extent of complete automation, and thus, Windows Azure had in fact no alternatives.

As a result, the second version of HostTracker, commercial operation of which started in May 2012, is already functioning under Windows Azure. Its central ingredient is realized as Web Role and associated with SQL Azure Database – it provides external portal, analytics and report generation, control of monitoring applications. The latter are ensured with instances of Worker Role, which also use SQL Azure Database to store their data and to provide the service scalability depending on the network loading. Agents are functioning as they did before, with the viability of their transfer to Windows Azure being considered.
Now, HostTracker uses HTTP/HTTPS and ICMP protocols to monitor specific ports, including various methods (HEAD/POST/GET), and etc.
 

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Alarm reporting is available via email, SMS and instant messages. The customer can receive reports with statistics about resources being controlled and their performances. You can spend only 6 minutes to make monitoring settings for five sites, while the average response time in case of failure is limited by a couple of minutes, and it takes 1-3 minutes more to inform the customer about the problem. Using this service, anyone can check any site, including access from various regions.

 As a result, if on the one side the transfer to the .NET platform itself gave us the potential to modernize HostTracker, to optimize the application architecture and realize new internal functions, then, on the other side, the migration to the cloud allowed to refuse from less important, though time consuming activities such as administering the solution, and, first of all, to reach necessary performance indicators. Microsoft, for all basic Windows Azure services, declares 99,9% accessibility and guarantees monthly refunds, should this indicator be lower. This creates a firm ground for operating such services like HostTracker, as the accessibility is the most critical parameter for these applications. Using the cloud infrastructure also provides a better protection for the service: unauthorized access to the application and many types of attacks are effectively excluded, while the data safety is ensured by triple reservation.

HostTracker received another advantage from abandoning its own infrastructure. The service’s performance characteristics are also rather critical, for they directly affect the failure reporting system operation. In this respect, Windows Azure is virtually a drainless source of computing power. This means that by timely starting additional monitoring instances you can support HostTracker functioning parameters on the necessary level. Moreover, the cloud environment is exactly what you need in order to make this process almost fully automatic, excluding further need for direct control.

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Start date Hosting Dattatec
http://www.arquitecturadecasas.info/
http, 30 mins
Hosting Dattatec
http://www.deautomoviles.com.ar/
http, 30 mins
Uptime Downtime Uptime Downtime
2017-07-01 100 %   100 %  
2017-06-01 97.89 % 15 hour(s) 7 min(s) 0.15:07:03 100 %  
2017-05-01 99.73 % 2 hour(s) 43 sec(s) 0.02:00:43 100 %  
2017-04-01 99.56 % 3 hour(s) 2 min(s) 0.03:02:20 100 %  
2017-03-01 99.59 % 3 hour(s) 1 min(s) 0.03:01:55 99.86 % 1 hour(s) 18 sec(s) 0.01:00:18
2017-02-01 100 % 9 sec(s) 0.00:00:09 21.71 % 21 day(s) 20 hour(s) 21.20:40:28
2017-01-01 93.74 % 1 day(s) 22 hour(s) 1.22:01:03 98.35 % 12 hour(s) 8 min(s) 0.12:08:07
2016-12-01 98.83 % 8 hour(s) 38 min(s) 0.08:38:46 99.72 % 2 hour(s) 2 min(s) 0.02:02:06
2016-11-01 96.33 % 1 day(s) 2 hour(s) 1.02:02:04 99.86 % 1 hour(s) 48 sec(s) 0.01:00:48
2016-10-01 99.86 % 1 hour(s) 3 sec(s) 0.01:00:03 100 %  
2016-09-01 99.86 % 1 hour(s) 59 sec(s) 0.01:00:59 100 % 6 sec(s) 0.00:00:06
2016-08-01 100 % 23 sec(s) 0.00:00:23 100 % 3 sec(s) 0.00:00:03
2016-07-01 100 % 27 sec(s) 0.00:00:27 100 %  
2016-06-01 100 % 30 sec(s) 0.00:00:30 99.93 % 30 min(s) 28 sec(s) 0.00:30:28
2016-05-01 100 %   99.93 % 30 min(s) 12 sec(s) 0.00:30:12
2016-04-01 100 % 10 sec(s) 0.00:00:10 100 % 25 sec(s) 0.00:00:25
2016-03-01 100 %   100 %  
2016-02-01 98.14 % 12 hour(s) 56 min(s) 0.12:56:02 97.25 % 19 hour(s) 9 min(s) 0.19:09:12
2016-01-01 99.8 % 1 hour(s) 31 min(s) 0.01:31:06 99.08 % 6 hour(s) 51 min(s) 0.06:51:14
2015-12-01 99.66 % 2 hour(s) 30 min(s) 0.02:30:15 99.73 % 2 hour(s) 56 sec(s) 0.02:00:56
2015-11-01 90.02 % 2 day(s) 23 hour(s) 2.23:41:15 85.33 % 4 day(s) 9 hour(s) 4.09:20:28
2015-10-01 73.41 % 8 day(s) 5 hour(s) 8.05:20:50 73.67 % 8 day(s) 3 hour(s) 8.03:25:45
2015-09-01 97.82 % 15 hour(s) 33 min(s) 0.15:33:52 96.15 % 1 day(s) 3 hour(s) 1.03:33:04
2015-08-01 100 % 3 sec(s) 0.00:00:03 100 % 5 sec(s) 0.00:00:05
2015-07-01 100 %   100 %  
2015-06-01 100 %   100 %  
2015-05-01 100 %   100 %  
2015-04-01 100 % 11 sec(s) 0.00:00:11 100 % 47 sec(s) 0.00:00:47
2015-03-01 100 %   100 %  
2015-02-01 100 %   100 %  
2015-01-01 100 %   100 %  
2014-12-01 100 %   100 %  
2014-11-01 100 %   100 %  
2014-10-01 100 % 8 sec(s) 0.00:00:08 100 %  
2014-09-01 100 %   100 %  
2014-08-01 100 %   100 %  
2014-07-01 100 %   100 % 21 sec(s) 0.00:00:21
2014-06-01 100 %   100 %  
2014-05-01 100 %   100 %  
2014-04-01 100 %   100 %  
2014-03-01 100 % 1 min(s) 9 sec(s) 0.00:01:09 100 % 47 sec(s) 0.00:00:47
2014-02-01 100 % 12 sec(s) 0.00:00:12 100 % 1 min(s) 16 sec(s) 0.00:01:16
2014-01-01 100 % 1 min(s) 16 sec(s) 0.00:01:16 58.94 % 9 day(s) 16 hour(s) 9.16:13:35
2013-12-01 100 %   100 %  
2013-11-01 100 % 25 sec(s) 0.00:00:25 100 % 11 sec(s) 0.00:00:11
2013-10-01 100 %   100 %  
2013-09-01 100 % 1 min(s) 56 sec(s) 0.00:01:56 100 % 1 min(s) 14 sec(s) 0.00:01:14
2013-08-01 100 % 35 sec(s) 0.00:00:35 100 % 1 min(s) 36 sec(s) 0.00:01:36
2013-07-01 99.68 % 2 hour(s) 2 min(s) 0.02:02:50 100 % 1 min(s) 4 sec(s) 0.00:01:04
2013-06-01 100 %   100 %  
2013-05-01 100 % 1 min(s) 12 sec(s) 0.00:01:12 100 %  
2013-04-01 99.91 % 35 min(s) 15 sec(s) 0.00:35:15 100 % 1 min(s) 54 sec(s) 0.00:01:54
2013-03-01 100 %   100 %  
2013-02-01 100 %   100 %  
2013-01-01 100 % 52 sec(s) 0.00:00:52 100 % 1 min(s) 1 sec(s) 0.00:01:01
2012-12-01 100 %   100 %  
2012-11-01 100 % 25 sec(s) 0.00:00:25 99.91 % 38 min(s) 10 sec(s) 0.00:38:10
2012-10-01 100 %   100 %  
2012-09-01 95.43 % 23 hour(s) 8 min(s) 0.23:08:17 99.83 % 50 min(s) 31 sec(s) 0.00:50:31
2012-08-01 100 % 1 min(s) 1 sec(s) 0.00:01:01 100 %  
2012-07-01 100 %   100 %  
2012-06-01 100 %   100 %  
2012-05-01 99.82 % 1 hour(s) 5 min(s) 0.01:05:33 99.89 % 39 min(s) 1 sec(s) 0.00:39:01
2012-04-01 100 % 1 min(s) 17 sec(s) 0.00:01:17 100 %  
2012-03-01 100 %   100 %  
2012-02-01 100 %   100 %  
2012-01-01 100 %   100 %  
2011-12-01 99.99 % 3 min(s) 14 sec(s) 0.00:03:14 99.99 % 2 min(s) 20 sec(s) 0.00:02:20
2011-11-01 100 % 1 min(s) 48 sec(s) 0.00:01:48 100 %  
2011-10-01 99.92 % 30 min(s) 23 sec(s) 0.00:30:23 100 % 56 sec(s) 0.00:00:56
2011-09-01 100 %   100 % 1 min(s) 40 sec(s) 0.00:01:40
2011-08-01 99.99 % 4 min(s) 31 sec(s) 0.00:04:31 100 % 49 sec(s) 0.00:00:49
2011-07-01 100 % 21 sec(s) 0.00:00:21 100 %  
2011-06-01 100 % 1 min(s) 43 sec(s) 0.00:01:43 100 %  
2011-05-01 100 % 1 min(s) 5 sec(s) 0.00:01:05 100 %  
2011-04-01 99.82 % 1 hour(s) 7 min(s) 0.01:07:51 100 % 1 min(s) 46 sec(s) 0.00:01:46
2011-03-01 99.99 % 4 min(s) 34 sec(s) 0.00:04:34 99.92 % 32 min(s) 46 sec(s) 0.00:32:46
2011-02-01 99.99 % 3 min(s) 54 sec(s) 0.00:03:54 100 %  
2011-01-01 100 %   99.99 % 2 min(s) 10 sec(s) 0.00:02:10
2010-12-01 100 %   100 %  
2010-11-01 99.85 % 1 hour(s) 1 min(s) 0.01:01:48 99.99 % 2 min(s) 31 sec(s) 0.00:02:31
2010-10-01 100 %   99.9 % 42 min(s) 6 sec(s) 0.00:42:06
2010-09-01 100 %   99.89 % 44 min(s) 13 sec(s) 0.00:44:13
2010-08-01 100 % 1 min(s) 51 sec(s) 0.00:01:51 99.99 % 2 min(s) 47 sec(s) 0.00:02:47
2010-07-01 99.91 % 33 min(s) 49 sec(s) 0.00:33:49 100 % 31 sec(s) 0.00:00:31
2010-06-01 100 %   100 %  
2010-05-01 100 % 25 sec(s) 0.00:00:25 100 %  
2010-04-01 100 %   100 %  
2010-03-01 99.99 % 1 min(s) 49 sec(s) 0.00:01:49 100 % 1 min(s) 6 sec(s) 0.00:01:06
2010-02-01 99.72 % 1 hour(s) 41 min(s) 0.01:41:17 99.71 % 1 hour(s) 42 min(s) 0.01:42:37
2010-01-01 100 %   98.96 % 6 hour(s) 53 min(s) 0.06:53:57
2009-12-01 95.51 % 1 day(s) 1 hour(s) 1.01:03:05 98.91 % 7 hour(s) 33 min(s) 0.07:33:06
2009-11-01 98.95 % 7 hour(s) 11 sec(s) 0.07:00:11
2009-10-01 99.14 % 5 hour(s) 46 min(s) 0.05:46:03
2009-09-01 99.83 % 1 hour(s) 2 min(s) 0.01:02:13
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