Site Quality Monitoring — Settings


Last modified: April 10, 2024

Overview

The Site Quality Monitoring interface (cPanel » Home » Metrics » Site Quality Monitoring) contains tabs that allow you to configure how the feature monitors your project for common issues. This document explains how to use the Settings tab.

The Settings tab allows you to configure your project’s root domain, monitored URLs, contact email addresses, and the frequency of alert emails.

The Settings tab contains the following tabs:

Tab Description
Project manager Use the Project manager tab to configure your project’s information.
Monitored URL manager Use the Monitored URL manager tab to configure your monitored URLs.
Configure alert emails Use the Configure alert emails tab to configure who receives alert emails when the Site Quality Monitoring feature registers errors. It also lets you set the frequency of error alert emails.

Project manager

You may set your project’s name, location, protocol, and domain.

Note:

Your domain is a combination of your domain name and the top-level domain.

Warning:
  • Your monitored URLs will inherit your domain information. For example, if you enter example.com into the Domain text box, you can only monitor URLs within that domain.
  • If you enter a new value into the Domain text box, the Site Quality Monitoring feature will update your monitored URLs to contain the new domain. For example, if you update your Domain value to edited-example.com from example.com, your monitored URLs will automatically update to use edited-example.com instead of example.com.

The Location menu allows you to select the location of the servers sending monitoring checks to your project. To minimize the time checks take to perform, we recommend that you select the location closest to your project’s server.

To update your project information, add the updated information to this tab, then click Save.

To delete your project information from the Site Quality Monitoring feature, click Delete. The Delete project menu will open.

Delete project

The Delete project menu allows you to remove your project from the Site Quality Monitoring feature and delete all its associated monitoring data.

To confirm that you want to remove your project from the Site Quality Monitoring feature and permanently delete its associated monitoring data, enter your project’s Name value in the Please enter example for confirmation. text box.

If your project has an associated subscription, you may select the Optional checkbox to cancel it as well. Otherwise, you may reassign the subscription in the User settings interface.

Note:

For more information about how to manage a Site Quality Monitoring subscription, read our How to Manage a Site Quality Monitoring Project Subscription documentation.

Click Delete. You will return to the All projects section.

To return to the Project manager tab without removing your website from Site Quality Monitoring and deleting its associated data, click Cancel.

Monitored URL manager

The Monitored URL manager tab allows you to add URLs from your project to the Site Quality Monitoring feature. These URLs receive specific monitoring checks based on their information - for example, a URL that you have designated as an XML sitemap will receive monitoring checks in the Sitemap and mobile optimization tab.

To add a new URL to monitoring, click Add new monitored URL (number free), where number is the number of URLs you can monitor. The Add monitored URL menu will open.

Note:

If the value of number is 0, you will not be able to click this button or add new monitored URLs.

The Currently monitored URLs list displays all the individual URLs from your project that you are specifically monitoring. Monitored URLs display their Name, Page Type, and URL, along with a screenshot. To edit a currently monitored URL or remove it from URL-specific monitoring, click the pencil icon in the lower right corner of that URL’s list entry. The Edit monitored URL menu will open.

Add monitored URL

To add a URL to monitoring, enter the following information into the text boxes:

Input Description
Name The name of the URL to monitor. Most likely, this will be the name of the corresponding page on your project. For example, you may name a URL that links to your website’s shop page Products.
URL The full URL to be monitored, including the domain and protocol. For example, to monitor the https://example.com/example-page URL, enter https://example.com/example-page into the URL text box.
Warning:

Your monitored URLs will inherit your domain information. If you change your domain information in the Manage website manager tab, your monitored URLs will automatically update as well.

Page type* Whether the URL connects to an HTML page or an XML sitemap. An XML sitemap helps search engines like Google understand how your website is constructed, while an HTML page contains content for your users.

Click Save to save the URL’s information and begin URL-specific monitoring. You may also click Cancel to discard your changes and return to the Monitored URL manager tab.

Edit monitored URL

To edit a monitored URL, update the information in any of the following text boxes:

Input Description
Name The name of the monitored URL.
URL The full monitored URL path, including the domain and protocol.
Page type* Whether the monitored URL connects to an HTML page or an XML sitemap.

Click Save to update the monitored URL’s information.

You may also click Delete to remove the monitored URL from URL-specific monitoring. The menu will ask you to confirm that you wish to remove the URL. Click Yes to remove the URL. Click No to return to the original Edit monitored URL menu configuration.

Click Cancel to discard all changes to the monitored URL’s information and return to the Monitored URL manager tab.

Configure alert emails

The Configure alert emails tab allows you to configure how you receive alert emails when the Site Quality Monitoring feature detects common website issues.

To add a new alert email address, click Add new alert email address. The Alert email settings menu will open.

This tab lists all email addresses that you have configured to receive monitoring alerts along with the following information:

  • The address that the feature will email.
  • Language — The language for the email alert.

To edit the information of a specific email address, click that list entry’s pencil icon. The Alert email settings menu will open.

Alert email settings

The Alert email settings menu allows you to configure email addresses to receive alerts when the Site Quality Monitoring feature detects common website errors.

To add or edit an alert email address, enter the correct information in the following text boxes:

Input Description
Email address The email address to receive Site Quality Monitoring error alerts.
Notification for critical errors Select when you want to receive alerts about critical errors. Critical errors are errors that prevent customers from using your website. For example, your homepage not loading information in a browser would cause a critical error.
Notification for non-critical errors Select when you want to receive alerts about non-critical errors. Non-critical errors do not prevent users from using your website, but may negatively impact their experience. For example, your homepage not loading an image in a browser would cause a non-critical error.
Select language Select the language for the alert email.

Click Save to update these settings and return to the Configure alert emails tab. You may click Cancel to instead discard your changes.

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