Monitoring Back Pressure When Your Infrastructure is Pushed to the Limit

By Jason Skowronski in appoptics

November 28, 2018

Back pressure is a signal that a service is at capacity and cannot accept more load. You’ve probably experienced back pressure without even knowing it. How can we better manage back pressure and respond gracefully when it happens? We will run through an example of pushing WordPress to its limit to see what breaks first. We’ll also show you tools to monitor and find the root cause of back pressure in multi-tier applications.

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Monitoring Kafka with Loggly

By Jason Skowronski in loggly

November 26, 2018

Kafka logs contain valuable data on the health of the system. You can identify issues using logs if there is a broker down or if it is generating errors at a high rate. We’ll show you how Loggly can help monitor Kafka logs and alert you to problems.

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Webpages Are Getting Larger Every Year, and Here’s Why it Matters

By Jorge Orpinel in pingdom

November 15, 2018

Balancing a rich experience with page performance is a difficult tradeoff for many publishers. We gathered statistics from the top 1000 websites in the world to see how large their pages are. We’ll look at what’s driving this change and how you can track the size of your own company’s site.

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Monitoring errors in WordPress

By Jason Skowronski in rollbar

November 6, 2018

WordPress is an open source blogging and website creation tool written in PHP and MySQL. It is a highly flexible content management system (CMS) that enables you to build and manage your website using just your web browser. According to a W3Techs survey, WordPress is used by 31.8% of all websites. We’ve created an example app to demonstrate how errors are handled in WordPress. Also, we’ll show you how Rollbar can help you monitor and display errors on a dashboard.

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How to Monitor Errors in Magento 2 the Easy Way

By Jason Skowronski in rollbar

October 25, 2018

In this post, we’ll show you how to enable exception printing and monitor errors in Magento 2 applications, both using the native exception log and the popular error monitoring solution Rollbar. Rollbar will give you an overview of all the errors happening on your store, how many customers are affected, and debugging information to find the root cause.

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Monitoring Java Application Logs with SolarWinds Papertrail

By Jason Skowronski in papertrail

October 24, 2018

Logging is the process of recording messages during the execution of a program, typically for troubleshooting operational problems or software bugs. Logs save valuable hours for both the support team and the developers by giving them contextual information to determine the cause of problems and how to fix them.

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Analyzing Heroku Router Logs with SolarWinds Loggly

By Jorge Orpinel in loggly

October 23, 2018

What are some common problems that can be detected with the handy router logs on Heroku? We’ll explore them and show you how to address them easily with SolarWinds® Loggly® log management.

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How to Analyze and Improve Page Load Performance

By Andre Newman in pingdom

October 19, 2018

In the age of high-speed Internet, poor performance can spell disaster for your website. 53% of mobile site visits are abandoned if a page takes longer than three seconds to load, and 47% of consumers expect a web page to load in two seconds or less. An extra one-second delay can result in fewer page views, a loss in conversions, and an overall decrease in customer satisfaction.

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Using Prometheus with AppOptics

By Gerred Dillon in appoptics

October 18, 2018

Prometheus is an all-in-one, open-source monitoring solution. While metrics are commonly visualized using Grafana, a commercial application monitoring solution like AppOptics™ can offer extra functionality. In this article, we will take a look at setting up a simple web service, using Prometheus to gather metrics, and using AppOptics to display those metrics and fire an alert.

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How To Troubleshoot HTTP Errors With SolarWinds Cloud Monitoring Tools

By Jason Skowronski in papertrail

October 17, 2018

It’s important to get alerts when your site has a spike in HTTP errors so your team has immediate visibility. Resolving this issue quickly can minimize the impact on customer experience and revenue. Having the right tools in place can reduce your mean time to resolution (MTTR), pay off your investment quickly, and earn praise from your operations team, leading to more satisfied customers.

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