What is WebGazer?

If you do not already know, WebGazer is a monitoring service that checks your website, cron jobs or scheduled tasks on a regular basis. It notifies you with instant alerts in case of a problem. That way, you have a piece of mind about the status of your service without manually checking it.

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

The basics

πŸ›°οΈ Gazers

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.

πŸ’‘ Learn more about Gazers

πŸ’“ Pulses

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.

πŸ–§ cron jobs

πŸ–₯️ servers

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It expects to recieve heartbeats (HTTP requests) periodically. You can also send critical parameters to be validated according to the rules you set.

πŸ’‘ Learn more about Pulses

πŸ“¨ Alerts

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.

  • E-mail
  • Slack πŸŽ‰
  • Webhook
  • SMS
  • Phone call

πŸ’‘ Learn more about Alerts

πŸ•ΆοΈ Users

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.

πŸ‘©β€πŸ’ΌπŸ‘¨β€πŸ’Ό Owner

πŸ‘©β€πŸ”¬πŸ‘¨β€πŸ”¬ Admin

πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» User

πŸ’‘ Learn more about Users.

πŸ’³ Plans

For hobbyists, there is a Free plan for website uptime monitoring on a single address.

For new businesses, Startup plan provides more gazers and basic functionalities. We offer Growth plan for growing businesses and Premium plan for settled businesses with increased website monitoring need. For large companies, a custom plan is tailored upon reaching out to us.