New Canadian Website Monitoring Location
September 28, 2004
Dotcom-Monitor has added a monitoring
station in Calgary, bypassing Toronto in favor of better monitoring
for customers. Dotcom-Monitor is the second major international
monitoring company to open a monitoring station in Canada.
Plymouth, Minn (PRWEB)September 23,2004, Dotcom-Monitor has just
added Calgary as its newest website monitoring location, bringing
executive class monitoring to western Canada.
"A website must respond to customer needs quickly and reliably.
Monitoring ensures that the site functions to the customer's
satisfaction," says Vadim Mazo, CEO of Dotcom-Monitor. "The Calgary
monitoring station will help businesses better assess how their
websites respond to customers on Canadian Internet networks."
The Calgary monitoring station is a remotely controlled robot that
visits a company's website, performing functions such as surfing,
testing forms and simulating shopping cart purchases. Website owners
use the results of the robots visits to determine how their sites
respond to human visitors in such areas as performance,
accessibility and response times.
Remote website monitoring helps owners respond quickly to
emergencies (such as pages loading sluggishly or script failures),
as well as to make long-term plans to accommodate growing traffic.
For example, it is estimated that $20 to $40 billion is lost each
year from users who abandon slow loading websites, and the smart
owner wants to avoid that problem before it happens.
Global marketers understand that websites respond differently in
different parts of the world on different networks. "The website
that performs well in California might not perform as well on other
networks," Mr. Mazo says. "Monitoring your website from Calgary
provides data from Canada, a very large Internet market."
Calgary is the seventh monitoring station in Dotcom-Monitor's global
network. The other six stations are in:
� London, UK
� Hong Kong, China
� Minnesota, USA
� New York, USA
� California, USA
� Florida, USA
Dotcom Monitor is an executive class website and network monitoring
company, offering top performance services above and beyond the norm
in the industry, including website load stress testing introduced in
2004, offered by very few monitoring companies (please see http://www.prweb.com/releases/2004/8/prweb148558.htm).
Since 1998, Dotcom Monitor has been protecting the reputation and
profitability of businesses online by bringing together monitoring,
reporting, notification, escalation and analysis in the combination
best suited to a company's needs. For more details about what is
involved in website monitoring, please visit http://www.dotcom-monitor.com/web-site-monitoring.asp
Before choosing a hosting facility, it is important to answer one
question: Who are your primary customers and where they will be
Right now, it is becoming more common to have carriers and ISPs peer
together to serve specific geographic regions. We see this more and
more often, especially in Europe and Asia. There are carriers which
are better for one region or another, and it is important to place
your server on a proper backbone.
For example, Germany has �KPN� provider, which is excellent for
traffic exchange within Germany, but it does not works as well for
traffic exchanges with Asia and the US.
Another example is LINX, one of the major UK network access points
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network latency and the number of hops for end-users. One of
Dotcom-Monitor's web site monitoring stations is located in London
to help measure performance by UK visitors.
Each Data Center or ISP may carry one or more providers. It is
important to choose an ISP that has a proper set of providers to
efficiently cover geographic areas for your web site visitors. If
not chosen right, the site may have tremendous performance problems
for some customers and work perfectly fine for others.
For example, a website hosted in UK datacenter it may work perfect
for United Kingdom visitors, but if someone from Germany tries to
access the site, the traffic may have to flow initially back to US
and only then on to Germany. This requires two un-necessary
Trans-Atlantic trips, which will dramatically increase access time
for the site in Germany, making the site feel very slow.
Dotcom-Monitor sees this scenario on regular bases.
External Monitoring service becomes extremely important for web
sites serving diverse geographical markets, especially if
performance and uptime are important across the regions. As the
owner of the web site, one has to worry not only about the site and
the server, but also about the number of external vendors providing
connectivity from all parts of the world to the datacenter where
server is located.
Dotcom-Monitor.com is one of the few web site and network monitoring
services that helps to address this issue. Dotcom-Monitor provides
seven monitoring stations spanned around the world. Each of our
monitoring locations is carefully picked to cover most commonly-used
backbones and NAPs, which are located mostly in main metropolitan
Dotcom-Monitor provides number of tools to help to determine if one
region has better or worse response time compared to the others from
an end-user point of view. Dotcom-monitor checks if a web site is
accessible from all over the world, notifying the owner of there are
any problems with providers.
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