F5 Monitor is a simple tool for testing availability, performance, reliability and consistency of your website from any location worldwide. The application allows you to view current network conditions, as well as historical data collected over time. The F5 Monitor also provides real-time information about DNS lookups and latency times for the web server that serves your website content.
There are four different types of network latency:
Round trip time (RTT)
The time it takes for a packet to travel from one point to another, and then back again.
Throughput time (TTT)
The amount of time it takes for data packets to be transmitted and received by your computer or Camera Monitor device. This includes the RTT and other delays between machines on the Internet, but not the end-to-end latency caused by processing power limitations or packet loss.
Variation in throughput times; usually expressed as an average value over a period of time, such as 5% jitter means 95% of all packets took exactly two seconds each way. Jitter is often caused by congestion due to multiple users sharing limited bandwidth at once—so if you're experiencing bad jitter levels, consider switching from a wireless connection to one with more capacity!
You can use the locations API to test a network location using the following parameters:
ping - Returns the ping time (in milliseconds) between your browser and the service you are testing.
traceroute - Returns a list of all hops from your browser to the service you are testing.
dns - Runs an asynchronous DNS lookup for each domain specified in a comma-separated list, and returns an array of results. If no domains are specified, then runs an asynchronous DNS lookup for "com" instead. This operation is available only for IPv4 addresses; it does not work with IPv6 addresses or TLDs (top-level domains).
tcp - Runs an HTTP GET request against each hostname in a comma-separated list, and returns an array of results as JSON objects containing "code", "text", "response_time" fields; this operation returns only one result per hostname rather than an array because some websites return multiple content types (e.g., HTML pages)."
F5 Monitor is a simple tool for testing availability, performance, reliability and consistency of your website from any location worldwide. F5 Monitor uses the F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager to monitor your servers and applications.
F5 Monitor can be used for:
Monitoring websites and web applications
Investigating incidents in real time
Troubleshooting problems with your infrastructure
DNS (Domain Name Service) is the service that translates a human-friendly domain name like "example.com" into a computer-friendly IP address like "220.127.116.11". This translation is necessary for your browser to find and load your site, so having an unreliable or slow DNS server can affect the speed, security and reliability of your website.
With more than two billion websites online today, it's clear that good DNS management is crucial for ensuring your website can be found by users around the world at peak times in Europe or Asia Pacific.
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F5 Monitor is a simple tool for testing availability, performance, reliability and consistency of your website from any location worldwide. It can be used by anyone to test their websites as well as developers and security analysts who need to troubleshoot problems with their web applications.
F5 Monitor is an easy to use web application that allows you to manage your website's uptime and performance. The user interface makes it simple for anyone with basic technical knowledge to manage their sites from anywhere in the world. All you need is internet access and a web browser!