Our monitoring-plugin check_site_simple provides your monitoring system with an easy to configure but nevertheless powerful check for websites. This check monitors the content of a complete site and alarms for multiple anomalies such as:
The program check_site_simple is a Nagios-compatible monitoring plugin to regularly test all pages of a website for their content and presentation being correct. It is meant to be used as part of monitoring systems like Icinga, Nagios (Core), op5 or Shinken.
Based on user-defined presets it can automatically detect erroneous, whether accidental or deliberate, website defacements in real-time and before they irritate your customers or users.
if a whole site (not just single pages) is online
if each page has a predefined content e.g. a contact phone-number, legal comments, copyright statements.
if a specific content (like an outdated phone-number or a non-valid company-name) is not present
if broken links to either internal or external resources exist
Thanks to an integrated crawler a whole site can be monitored by just providing the start-page to the plugin.
Keeping a complex, steadily changing website free of errors is nearly impossible if done manually by human beings.
check_site_simple automates this process. This method is an important cornerstone for a perfect, error-free web representation of your organization.
User-frustrating failures can be detected in real time and before they confront the user.
Thanks to the prompt, clear and precise, communication of the failure, the fix can occur faster and with less effort or stress than when responding to a failure report you may get from an already frustrated customer.