Performance is everything for the average web-based business. A delay of a couple of seconds can make the difference between you or your faster competitor. Consider this statistic: 1 in 4 visitors would leave a website behind if it took more than 4 seconds to load. That is money lost in the blink of an eye! Here are some additional case studies showing conversion rate improvement when page load speed increased.
Firefox: With 2.2 seconds shaved off the average page load time, Firefox saw download conversions increase by 15.4%.
AutoAnything: AutoAnything.com cut page load times in half and saw a 9% conversion rate increase, along with overall sales growth.
Amazon: Web giant Amazon.com calculated that for every second of page load slowdown, $1.6 billion in sales could be lost annually.
One thing is clear: When the difference comes down to real time, you need the right apps for monitoring speed, capacity, and resources. Luckily, today’s website monitoring apps are clear and intuitive. Thanks to the cloud, you can have at-a-glance access to site traffic, website health, and other important factors for managing your VPS hosting.
Here are our top recommendations:
LogicMonitor: Great for enterprises of all sizes, LogicMonitor offers both back end and browser monitoring. Dashboard configurations can be customized, alerts come in real time, and both Android and iOS apps are available. The web portal is extremely powerful and flexible. We love their agent and customer service support.
Dynatrace UEM: The website monitoring service from Dynatrace UEM offers excellent visibility into your infrastructure, thanks to its customizable and quantifiable UX metrics. User satisfaction is communicated with helpful smiley and frowny faces in multiple categories. Despite being one of the newest products on our list, Dynatrace UEM includes a phenomenal list of tangible business analytics for your dollar.
Pingdom: Pingdom is one of our favorite low-cost solutions for website and web app monitoring. It begins at just $14/month. You will appreciate its real-time alerts, uptime metrics and root cause analysis. Global access to website status and performance is available with apps for any smartphone.
New Relic Browser: Two big advantages with New Relic Browser are the ability to customize any part of your monitoring tool, and to perform deep dives into data performance issues. It also does not take snapshots or begin monitoring when problems are detected. New Relic Browser is constantly running, checking out server, website, and app performance.
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor: The SolarWinds monitor is designed to chart a synthetic path through website architecture with the goal of alerting you before problems become visible to users. It is one of the more expensive options on our list, but you get a comprehensive view of your data. Transaction health (including status of every transaction), active alerts, visit duration and charting widgets, locations, and much more is included.
Utilizing a web monitoring service frees up your time to focus on your business. One of these proven industry leaders is the right choice for your enterprise – and the insights you will gain will translate into dollars saved.