Dotcom-Monitor has launched a new script playback feature to the EveryStep Scripting Tool. EveryStep is the website scripting tool that records a script on a website with simple point and click actions. With the new feature, now you can record a script and schedule it to run automatically on your desktop and send you alerts if…
Take a look at the difference between how a page (msnbc.com) loads from an IPv6-Only monitoring location and a monitoring location with native IPv6 or 6to4 translation. You may want to think about running an IPv6 test on your own websites after seeing these results.
Dotcom-Monitor has released a suite of free website testing tools at www.dotcom-tools.com. The Dotcom-Monitor website testing tools allow you to perform a variety of tests on the performance of your own servers from external locations around the world. Perform Free Website Tests Some of the Tests you can perform include: Check HTTP and HTTPS availability…
Dotcom-Monitor now offers a dedicated IPv6 monitoring location, which means that tasks being monitored from this location will not be able to resolve traffic across an IPv4 network, so if the communication cannot travel across an IPv6 compatible network, this location will return a failed monitoring result.
Now you can test IPv6 connections specifically from an “IPv6 only” location to ensure that your services are accessible via IPv6 only nodes. This is useful for testing IPv6 specific resolution because there are configurations available on different networking devices that may allow traffic between IPv4 and IPv6 nodes that will not work with IPv6-Only nodes. For example, it is possible that you may have a router on one end of the communication that attempts to send IPv6-Only traffic using a tunneling mechanism to tunnel IPv6 through an IPv4 only network while the router on the other end is not capable of extracting the IPv6 address from the IPv4 tunneled data.
Utilizing an IPv6 location also allows you to ensure that any APIs you use are capable of handling IPv6 communications. The IPv6 monitoring location will let you know if your application is not IPv6-aware by triggering an alert when the application is unable to respond.
As a Web developer or IT team member, you can never have too much data detailing the performance of your website and how it compares to others across the industry. One simple way to understand how your website performance compares to a cross sampling of the internet takes just three steps: