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Are the file upload scripts on your website working?

by / Monday, 07 March 2011 / Published in Tips and Tricks

Many websites contain some kind of file upload feature. Files can include documents, presentations, videos, photos and more. If your website offers functionality that lets users upload files, how do you know if it’s working properly?

It’s not enough to just monitor the performance of your homepage. Third-party content and functions on your website, like file upload, can impact the overall user experience. That’s why the AlertFox-iMacros system includes the ability to record a transaction that includes the upload of a file or files to a server or other location. Using this functionality, you can ensure that your customers are able to successfully use the upload feature of your website.

All file uploaders can be classified by one of three categories: The classic file upload box, ajax file uploaders and Flash-based file upload interface.

classic file uploader
Classic file uploader: Our very own image recognition input image file uploader.
gmail ajax file upload
Ajax file upload: This example is from Gmail.

flash file upload

Flash file upload at one of the major file sharing websites.

The AlertFox-iMacros file upload testing feature works with all kinds of file uploads.

And if you have any questions or need any assistance with using this feature, please contact us and we are happy to help. For example, we can place special input files to your account, which you can use as input for the file upload monitoring tests.

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