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[Feature Reqeust] Website and Web App Monitoring : Monitor Website Bypass CDN

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We would like to request a new feature on Website Monitoring. ability to bypass CDN server when do monitoring to the website.

We use monitoring feature to know whether the website down or not in real-time, because our website use CDN, it will target the CDN server so the website status still UP until the CDN expired.
additional feature : We also need to know the target server you monitor, it is CDN server or Origin server, for example your monitor feature tell us whether it is hit or miss from the CDN server

It will be good to have site24x7 to monitor the website in real-time

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Re: [Feature Reqeust] Website and Web App Monitoring : Monitor Website Bypass CDN

Dear Fakhri,

        Do you have the full content in CDN or only the static resources like js, images, css in CDN? 

Here is what Site24x7 can help you with,

You can use Force IP addresses option in website monitoring to bypass CDN.

>>We would like to request a new feature on Website Monitoring. ability to bypass CDN server when do monitoring to the website. 

Enter the IP addresses pointing to your origin servers from where the website originates from to bypass your CDN server. So when configured, Site24x7 will wget only from these IPs. This will help if your website is actually up or not. 

To configure this..  Navigate to web tab > choose your website > Edit (far right - hamburger icon - edit), scrolll down to the Force IP addesses field under HTTP configuration heading > enter the IPs.

 

Using to HTTP Response headers option to check if the website is from CDN or not

>>additional feature : We also need to know the target server you monitor, it is CDN server or Origin server, for example your monitor feature tell us whether it is hit or miss from the CDN server

In the response header of any wesbite, if the website is rendered from CDN, there will be a response header that will say if the website content is taken from cdn or not though it varies from different CDN providers.

example: A website hit from cloudfrount (the aws cdn service)

To check this you can configure the response header to take the response header and a value. If the exact value is not there, it would mean that the website is not serving from the CDN.

To configure this..  Navigate to web tab > choose your website > Edit (far right - hamburger icon - edit), scrolll down to the HTTP Response Headers field under Content Checks heading > Enter the response headers.

 

 

Let us know if these were helpful.

PS: A small point to note, the 2 questions you asked cannot be done on the same monitor as they are contradicting configs in nature for your use case.

-Jasper

Product Manager, Site24x7

 

 

 

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Re: Re: [Feature Reqeust] Website and Web App Monitoring : Monitor Website Bypass CDN

>> Do you have the full content in CDN or only the static resources like js, images, css in CDN? 

Yes full content

>> You can use www.site24x7.com/help/admin/adding-a-monitor/website-monitoring.html#http-configuration option in website monitoring to bypass CDN.

Our Website will always change the IP we cannot do this.

>> Using to www.site24x7.com/help/admin/adding-a-monitor/website-monitoring.html#content-check option to check if the website is from CDN or not

Ok, Thanks for responding this, i think this feature not the point of our issue, just ignore this

just want to ask, will bypass CDN feature implement in 24x7site?

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Re: Re: Re: [Feature Reqeust] Website and Web App Monitoring : Monitor Website Bypass CDN

The other way to do this, is to pass a header value saying that it will bypass CDN from your end. And pass that as the HTTP request header. Would that help?

 

-Jasper

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