Uptime.com Synthetic Transaction Monitoring

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Uptime.com Synthetic Transaction Monitoring

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Create advanced synthetic monitors using our easy to use web recorder or create new checks with our quick and accessible code-free interface.

Simulate Customer Journeys

Simulate Customer Journeys

Test everything from login to checkout and identify issues for your users as soon they become a problem.

Proactively Identify Incidents

Proactively Identify Incidents

Identify errors and slowdowns early and keep your website up and performing as expected.

Perform Micro Transaction Checks

Perform Micro Transaction Checks

With Uptime.com Advanced Transaction Check you can perform sub-1 Minute full micro-transactions checks.

Maintain Five 9s

Maintain Five 9s

With Uptime.com, you can rest assured that you are meeting your uptime goals and keeping your users happy.

Pulse

No Coding Necessary

Our built-in editor, equipped with field suggestions, creates a no-code approach to transaction checks. Simple commands and easy-to-read statements create an intuitive approach to monitoring a given flow interaction.

Add new checks quickly

Add new checks quickly

Instead of waiting until a development team is ready to work on monitoring, anyone on your team can create new checks in the browser using Uptime.com's easy-to-use transaction recorder.

Automatic root-cause analysis

Automatic root-cause analysis

Our advanced root-cause analysis and screenshot on error provides immediate value and clear root-cause for actionable alerts and failed steps in the transaction.

Add Advanced validations and checks

Add Advanced validations and checks

Add assertions and element validators to ensure page components are loaded properly and ensure complete end to end page completion.

Pulse

No Coding Necessary

Our built-in editor, equipped with field suggestions, creates a no-code approach to transaction checks. Simple commands and easy-to-read statements create an intuitive approach to monitoring a given flow interaction.

Add new checks quickly

Add new checks quickly

Instead of waiting until a development team is ready to work on monitoring, anyone on your team can create new checks in the browser using Uptime.com's easy-to-use transaction recorder.

Automatic root-cause analysis

Automatic root-cause analysis

Our advanced root-cause analysis and screenshot on error provides immediate value and clear root-cause for actionable alerts and failed steps in the transaction.

Add Advanced validations and checks

Add Advanced validations and checks

Add assertions and element validators to ensure page components are loaded properly and ensure complete end to end page completion.

Pulse Support for Advanced Web Applications

Support for Advanced Web Applications

The Uptime.com Synthetic Transaction monitor supports Multi-Factor (MFA) sites using TOTP standard. Even the most advanced sites can be tested and validated.

Ensure 2FA is functioning for your users - worldwide

Ensure 2FA is functioning for your users - worldwide

2FA is critical for many business critical and highly secure sites and services. Our advanced transaction monitor can test TOTP to ensure users can successfully authenticate.

Test sites on public networks and private networks

Test sites on public networks and private networks

Leverage Uptime.com advanced Private Location monitor to execute the same tests and capabilities from behind the firewall or on public networks.

Pulse Test Everything

Test Everything

Monitor every critical aspect of your site and leverage the data to optimize core functionality and serve the best possible user experience.

Proactive issue identification

Proactive issue identification

Transactions checks can be run on a regular schedule to ensure your website is performing well and providing a top-notch experience.

Continuous improvement

Continuous improvement

Not every issue is an issue you have to fix right now, but once the critical issues are fixed, minor issues can be addressed.

Perform Micro-Transaction Checks

Perform Micro-Transaction Checks

Our leading Transaction Checks can perform sub-1 Minute full micro-transactions checks to validate login transactions quickly and ensure applications are accessible around the world.

Pulse Efficiently replicate customer transactions

Efficiently replicate customer transactions

Uptime.com synthetic monitoring utilizes real browser capabilities for the most comprehensive recreation of user experiences. Test from various locations to simulate user experience worldwide. Use our free Chrome plug-in to quickly record synthetic transactions or create advanced test scripts using our simple to use script editor.

Real browser-based testing

Real browser-based testing

The only way to simulate the experience of a user is to recreate their environment. Uptime.com executes real chromium browser sessions, giving you an accurate representation of what your users experience, so you can identify and fix issues they will actually experience.

Accurate user journey testing

Accurate user journey testing

Uptime.com will not only simulate a user's browser but also recreate their path through a web application with mouse clicks and element interactions. This will allow you to accurately test user journeys and be sure they are getting the best experience possible.

Uptime.com FAQs

Synthetic monitoring simulates user behavior and interactions on a website. It uses automation to perform actions, like clicking on links, filling out forms, and navigating through web pages, to test a website's availability, performance, and functionality.

Synthetic monitoring provides businesses with a way to proactively detect and address issues before they impact real users, measure website performance, and track key metrics such as total and individual step response times.

Synthetic monitoring works by simulating user interactions with a website or application. Businesses create scripts that define the actions to be performed and the parameters to be monitored. These scripts can be customized to simulate different user scenarios, such as logging in, making a purchase, or browsing through content.

Synthetic monitoring involves simulating user behavior on a website. It uses an automated tool to perform the same steps a user would take to complete an action, like logging in or filling out a web form, and records the results.

Real user monitoring, on the other hand, involves tracking the behavior and experiences of actual users as they interact with a website. This type of monitoring typically involves tracking user sessions and collecting data about page load times, response times, and other performance metrics.

Synthetic monitoring is useful for proactively identifying and diagnosing issues before they impact real users, while real-user monitoring provides aggregated insights into how users interact with a website in real time. To cover all possible scenarios, it is best to use both.

Synthetic monitoring is beneficial to any website or web application. Here are a few reasons:

  • Fix performance issues before they affect your users: By simulating user behavior, businesses can identify and fix issues such as slow page load times, broken links, and other issues.
  • Benchmark your website: Synthetic monitoring allows businesses to establish a baseline for website performance, monitor changes over time, and detect slow performance trends.
  • Monitor third-party APIs and critical business processes: Synthetic monitoring allows businesses to ensure that third-party APIs, integrations business processes are performing like they should at all times.
  • Ensure SLA compliance: By monitoring key performance metrics, businesses can identify and resolve issues before they affect service level agreement (SLA) compliance.
  • Reduce MTTR: Synthetic monitoring allows businesses to reduce their mean time to resolution by identifying and diagnosing performance bottlenecks quickly.

Here are some of the best practices you should follow when creating transaction checks:

  • Use unique selectors: Selectors use XPath and CSS to find elements on the page when testing. Make sure to use accurate, simple selectors that only point to the elements you want to interact with.
  • Minimize unnecessary steps: Only test steps in your transaction checks that are actually important to the user's workflow.
  • Optimize your monitoring: Use Uptime.com tools like the waterfall and browser console to gain more insights into your transaction check steps, requests, and responses.
  • Wait on navigation: Many elements will not be available instantly when you navigate to a page. Be sure to wait on elements like those in a navigation bar to load before you trigger a click.
  • Don't forget special cases: Include HTTP header data to specify a content type or authorization if the app you're monitoring requires it. If you want to simulate a mobile device, set the Is Mobile option in Authorization and Settings.
  • Use alerting and notifications: Synthetic monitoring should be configured to alert IT teams when issues are detected. This allows businesses to respond quickly to issues and minimize downtime.

Synthetic monitoring can be used to test a wide range of website and application components and scenarios, including:

  • Simulate user logins: To ensure that the login process is working properly.
  • Simulate form submissions: To make sure users can submit data without encountering errors
  • Simulate the checkout process: To ensure that users can complete purchases without any issues.

For an effective website monitoring solution, you must have complete visibility into your applications around the clock. This involves using three types of synthetic monitors:

  • HTTP monitors: This type of check will determine if a single resource is available, and they are useful for testing API endpoints.
  • Single-URL browser monitors: This type of tool simulates a user visiting a single page on your website with an up-to-date browser. It confirms that the page is available, renders correctly in a browser, and doesn't have performance issues.
  • Browser click paths: This type of check also simulates a real user but does so by following a workflow the user will take through your application. It will help confirm that users get a good experience when they log in, checkout, or follow another path through the application.
  • DevOps integrations: A good tool with have built in integrations various third-party tools such as Slack, PagerDuty, and Zapier for easy communication and issue management.

Uptime.com is the ideal monitoring solution for businesses of any size. It offers an easy-to-use platform that doesn't require coding expertise and can accurately recreate real user experiences using browser-like capabilities. With its comprehensive monitoring capabilities, you can proactively identify and resolve website issues before they impact your end users. Plus, our 24x7 customer support team, consistently rated as the industry's best, is always available to help you resolve any incidents.

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