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We’ve put together a series of 4 quick tutorials to help you get started with the features and functionality in the AlertFox website monitoring service. There’s something here for everyone – from the site monitoring newbie to the web performance tools expert.


Tutorial 1a
Master the Dashboard

In our first tutorial, we’ll do a quick walk through of the features and functionality in the AlertFox dashboard. If you’re new to website performance and uptime monitoring, this one is definitely worth your time.
classic sensor

Tutorial 1b
Create a Classic Sensor

In this tutorial we’ll show you how easy it is to setup http monitoring with an AlertFox Classic sensor. Classic sensors allow you to to verify website uptime and availability, measure DNS response time, and monitor FTP server availability and response time.
imacros for firefox

Tutorial 2
iMacros for Firefox

As an integral part of your browser, the iMacros for FireFox add-on makes it easy for you to record the web transactions you’d like to monitor, such as form completion or an e-commerce checkout process. In addition to capturing steps in a web transaction, you can use the add-on to manage and edit your monitored transactions.

Tutorial 3
Alerts, Users and Notifications

In this tutorial we’ll show you how to setup and configure AlertFox to send alerts, in the event your website or web application experiences performance problems. You can even configure unique contact settings for each sensor (alert), so that the right people get exactly what they need to troubleshoot service interruptions effectively.
root cause

Tutorial 4
Using Reports for Root Cause Analysis

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can use AlertFox reports to diagnose and fix website uptime and website performance problems. We’ll walk you through how to use real browser monitoring screenshots, waterfall diagrams, and web traffic protocol (HAR) reports to find and fix problems.