Web Page Check Tips

The following tips and suggestions will help to ensure the Web Page Check returns

  • Point the Web Page Check at a static web page, rather than a page where the text frequently changes. This will avoid the potential problem of false failures where the page is available, but the monitored text has changed.
  • The Web Page Check queries the source of the page, as such any character or HTML encoding around the text may lead to its non-detection by the Check. We would suggest using the browser's View Source to verify that the text string entered in the Web Page Check precisely matches the text string contained with the page source.
  • Use http:// or http:// to define the URL scheme; by default the Web Page Check uses http.
  • Where supported by the website, the login credentials for a page may be passed as part of the URL, for example: http://www.login_page.domain/?username=USERNAME&password=PASSWORD
  • Please be aware that the above login credentials would be sent in clear text.

  • To a specific port, explicitly enter the port number as part of the URL (i.e. :123); by default the Web Page Check uses port  80 for http and 443 for https
  • For example

      • http://www.example.com
      • http://www.example.com:80
      • http://www.example.com:8080
      • https://www.example.com
      • https://www.example.com:443
      • https://www.example.com:8443

Windows Agent 10 redirect behavior
Where a website performs a redirect based on the IP address or browser language, this may result in the Agent 10 Website Check failing where the redirected website content is different to the search terms entered in the Check.

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