Site Quality Monitoring

Valid for versions 110 through the latest version

Version:

110


Last modified: February 14, 2024

Overview

The Site Quality Monitoring feature allows you to monitor a website that your cPanel user manages for common issues, such as low SEO ranking and performance problems.

Important:
  • This feature is only available in cPanel & WHM versions 110 and 116 and later. For more information, read our Site Quality Monitoring Release Notes documentation.
  • To use this feature, you must first complete the sign-up process. To do so, follow all instructions in the interface.
  • Your hosting provider can disable this feature. If you do not see this feature in the cPanel interface (cPanel » Home) when you should, contact your hosting provider.

Color indicators

The Site Quality Monitoring feature includes color indicators. These color indicators reflect the presence of monitoring check errors and failures in the following ways:

Color Description
Green Your website has passed all monitoring checks in this category.
Yellow Your website has non-critical errors or failures in this monitoring check category.
Red Your website has critical errors in this monitoring check category.

Error types

The Site Quality Monitoring feature divides common website errors into types based on their severity. The feature uses the following error types:

Error type Description
Critical Errors in this category prevent users from accessing or interacting with a monitored URL or website.
Non-critical/Moderate Errors in this category degrade user experience, but do not prevent users from accessing or interacting with a monitored URL or website.

Scores

The Site Quality Monitoring feature assigns scores from 0 to 100 to judge your website’s response to monitoring checks. A higher score indicates that your monitored website or URL performs well in that category of monitoring checks. For example, a monitored website with an Availability score of 100 in the left navigation menu is highly available. The monitored website’s users will be able to send requests to the website and receive an appropriate response quickly and efficiently.

All monitored websites

Note:

Each cPanel account can only monitor one website.

The All monitored websites section allows you to access an overview of your monitored website. If your website has critical error alerts, it will appear with the Monitored websites with active critical error alerts: label. Otherwise, it will appear with the Monitored websites without active critical error alerts: label.

Your monitored website will be displayed with its title and monitoring section health bars. These health bars are color indicators.

You can also hover over a monitoring check category’s health bar to view a score and a color indicator for specific checks within that monitoring check category.

To access your website’s monitoring information, click its title. You can also click a monitoring check category or specific check to open their sections.

Opening the Site Quality Monitoring feature opens this section. To return to this section once you have exited it, click Monitored websites in the top navigation bar to open the list of your currently-monitored websites. Then select All monitored website + Add a new monitored website to re-open this section.

Once you select a specific monitored website from this section, the left navigation bar will appear.

The left navigation bar includes a monitored website’s Website Summary, Monitoring, Crawling, and Settings tabs.

Website Summary

The Website Summary tab contains the Rating, Current findings, and Past findings tabs for your monitored website. For more information about these tabs, read our Site Quality Monitoring — Website Summary documentation.

Monitoring

The Monitoring tab contains the Availability, Performance, SEO, Content, Technical, and Security tabs. For more information about these tabs, read our Site Quality Monitoring — Monitoring documentation.

Crawling

The Crawling tab contains the Dead links, Missing images and files, and Oversize files tabs. For more information about these tabs, read our Site Quality Monitoring — Crawling documentation.

Settings

The Settings tab contains the Monitored website manager, Monitored URL manager, and Configure email alerts tabs. For more information about these tabs, read our Site Quality Monitoring — Settings documentation.

The monitoring check countdown bar

The top navigation bar of the Site Quality Monitoring feature contains a monitoring check countdown bar. When the countdown reaches 0 days 0 hr. until next check, the Site Quality Monitoring feature will perform the next round of monitoring checks. These check results appear in the Monitoring tab. For more information about these checks, read our Site Quality Monitoring — Monitoring documentation.

When the monitoring check round completes, the countdown resets.

Note:
  • This bar is not a color indicator.
  • If the top navigation bar shows that Data is being collected, then the Site Quality Monitoring feature is currently performing a round of monitoring checks. It will reset the countdown when the monitoring check round is complete.
  • You must run the monitoring checks in the Crawling tab manually. For more information about how to use the Crawling tab, read our Site Quality Monitoring — Settings documentation.

User settings

The User settings section allows you to adjust the Site Quality Monitoring feature’s timezone. It also allows you to delete your Site Quality Monitoring account.

To navigate to the User settings section, click User settings in the top navigation bar. The section will open.

To edit the timezone for the Site Quality Monitoring feature to use, click Timezone. Select your preferred timezone in the Timezone menu.

To remove your information from the Site Quality Monitoring feature, click Remove your information from Site Quality Monitoring.

Warning:

This will remove your websites from monitoring and permanently delete all of their current monitoring data.

To exit this section, click Back to Project.

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