Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




215 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 4


Topic # 112540 12-Dec-2012 00:41
Send private message

Hi,

Does anyone know of a website response/up-time monitoring service that can test response times from NZ for a NZ hosted site? Ping times from the US are not as important to me.

Cheers

Create new topic
13318 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1586


  Reply # 731024 12-Dec-2012 01:24
Send private message

Would be surprised if there were any NZ based ones.

BDFL - Memuneh
59053 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10337

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 731043 12-Dec-2012 07:15
Send private message

I use Pingdom for status.geekzone.co.nz. Shame they don't have a New Zealand probe.

[On a different note, I am going to start disabling the quote functionality for people who quote the OP in the first reply).




 
 
 
 


13241 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2215

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 731073 12-Dec-2012 08:24
Send private message

Is response time really that critical you need to monitor it constantly? If not then just use a USA hosted service. Alertra's good, but there are free ones you can use as well that are fine, like pingdom.




AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, Sysop Administrator Associate, and Developer Associate
TOGAF certified enterprise architect
Professional photographer


BDFL - Memuneh
59053 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10337

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

13241 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2215

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 731079 12-Dec-2012 08:35
Send private message

OP only asked about one site.




AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, Sysop Administrator Associate, and Developer Associate
TOGAF certified enterprise architect
Professional photographer




215 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 4


  Reply # 731141 12-Dec-2012 09:47
Send private message

freitasm: I use Pingdom for status.geekzone.co.nz. Shame they don't have a New Zealand probe. 


Thanks I'll check out Pingdom.

A NZ probe is not crucial, I had thought there might be services out there though and that ping times within NZ would be more relevant for an NZ hosted site targeted at NZers.

2242 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 353

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 731143 12-Dec-2012 09:49
Send private message

http://www.websitepulse.com is one that comes to mind, they also have a NZ node

BDFL - Memuneh
59053 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10337

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 731163 12-Dec-2012 10:00
Send private message

Ping times are irrelevant for user experience. If you want to know what users are experiencing when loading your site in the browser you want a service like Torbit instead.

Pings are really only good to let you know your server is responding. If you want to know if the web site is alive you have to test http requests and specific responses. Read up on RUM (Real User Monitoring) for more information.




13318 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1586


  Reply # 731338 12-Dec-2012 13:01
Send private message

freitasm: I use Pingdom for status.geekzone.co.nz. Shame they don't have a New Zealand probe.

[On a different note, I am going to start disabling the quote functionality for people who quote the OP in the first reply).


Maybe it is a good idea to have a reply button next to the quote button to improve useability . The quote is there for replying to the exact point that is being made, whether that is a cropped quote etc. Without it you don't know what is being replied to which will name it confusing for people reading. Also I can see a lot of people do this.

BDFL - Memuneh
59053 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10337

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 731352 12-Dec-2012 13:11
Send private message

mattwnz:
freitasm: [On a different note, I am going to start disabling the quote functionality for people who quote the OP in the first reply).


Maybe it is a good idea to have a reply button next to the quote button to improve useability .


There's the quick reply box at the bottom of every page. No need for a "REPLY" button unless you want to use the editor, in which case there's a LARGE "Compose Reply" button.

mattwnz:The quote is there for replying to the exact point that is being made, whether that is a cropped quote etc. Without it you don't know what is being replied to which will name it confusing for people reading. Also I can see a lot of people do this.


That would be true if people quoted the point being replied but people are quoting the entire post, cluttering pages.





13318 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1586


  Reply # 731363 12-Dec-2012 13:20
Send private message

Maybe it is the quote button that is in the wrong place and should be a with the reply button at the bottom. I normally don't see that buttons at the bottom, not sure if it is the colours or what it is. Or maybe because they are in the grey line and above the advertising, and they get lost in that area. I would crop if a long quote and just quote the main point but in this case it was essentially a single line.

But this is a worse example http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=141&topicid=112517 and I have seen far worse.

I guess disabling the quote button for the first post could be an idea, as that is the post that everyone is referencing if they are staying on topic, and you get people quoting the OP further down the page with the full first post requoted which is just as bad.

Webhead
1841 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 524

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 804061 23-Apr-2013 08:18
Send private message

Statuscake.com - which have free and paid packages, just opened its New Zealand monitor center. See: https://www.statuscake.com/website-monitoring-centre-goes-live-in-auckland-new-zealand/




Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

UFB killer app: Speed
Posted 17-Nov-2017 17:01


The case for RSS — MacSparky
Posted 13-Nov-2017 14:35


WordPress and Indieweb: Take control of your online presence — 6:30 GridAKL Nov 30
Posted 11-Nov-2017 13:43


Chorus reveals technology upgrade for schools, students
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:28


Vodafone says Internet of Things (IoT) crucial for digital transformation
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:06


Police and Facebook launch AMBER Alerts system in NZ
Posted 9-Nov-2017 10:49


Amazon debuts Fire TV Stick Basic Edition in over 100 new countries
Posted 8-Nov-2017 05:34


Vodafone VoIP transition to start this month
Posted 7-Nov-2017 12:33


Spark enhances IoT network capability
Posted 7-Nov-2017 11:33


Vocus NZ sale and broadband competition
Posted 6-Nov-2017 14:36


Hawaiki reaches key milestone in landmark deep-sea fibre project
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:53


Countdown launches new proximity online shopping app
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:50


Nokia 3310 to be available through Spark New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:31


Nest launches in New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2017 12:31


Active wholesale as Chorus tackles wireless challenge
Posted 3-Nov-2017 10:55



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.