Scaling a business online can be time-consuming and risky. You have to take into account the best practices for creating high-performing sites and servers, as well as implementing robust security measures.
An added challenge is that very often, your sites and servers experience serious issues such as downtime or malicious activity without your knowledge. It’s hard enough to keep one server running like a well-oiled machine, let alone if you are a service provider who manages multiple sites and servers.
Fortunately, help is at hand! On the new 360 management platform designed for web builders, agencies and developers, monitoring trouble is a thing of the past. With four configurable dashboards tracking your servers closely, all you need to do to take care of your servers is access one portal. This is 360 Monitoring.
But before we look closely at this new innovation, let’s take a look at some basics:
What is server monitoring?
Your servers process potentially thousands of requests at any given moment, so keeping an eye on how well they are performing is crucial. The state of your servers dictates your site visitors’ experience.
Server monitoring software takes care of this tracking for you. At a glance, it allows you to check if your server is running slowly or if any downtime or outage is being experienced.
Why do you need server monitoring software?
If you are taking care of one server, it’s already enough work to keep track of metrics to ensure the best quality experience for your site users. If you are managing multiple servers, however, this task can be time consuming and near impossible without the right tools to support you.
For this purpose, we offer 360 Monitoring – the complete, Plesk-agnostic solution for keeping your servers functioning at their best.
The unique advantages of 360 Monitoring
Think of 360 Monitoring as your web assistant: it keeps you informed wherever you are about issues with your servers and sites, and delivers clear analytics about their performance.
Let’s look at it in detail:
Powerful Server Monitoring
To keep track of the performance of your server infrastructure, you have access to a number of metrics:
- Tracking CPU
- Load times
- Network statistics (ping, bytes, packets)
- Memory and Swap
- Disk usage (Overall, I/O)
- Custom server metrics
360 server monitoring also includes over 40 additional extensions such as:
- Webserver monitoring (NGINX, Apache, LiteSpeed)
- Database monitoring (MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB, Redis)
- Exim / Postfix Mail Queue monitoring
- PHP-FHM (connections, slow requests, active processes, pool status, & more!)
Vital Site Monitoring
Your users are your number one priority, so keep your site online, speedy and efficient with these monitoring tools, and more:
- Downtime monitoring
- Tracking HTTP/S, TCP (port), ICMP (ping), and keywords
- SSL validity and expiration
Across four clear dashboards, analytics is made easy in 360 Monitoring. A dedicated window for statuses, for servers, for websites, and a main overview. So you can access all of the above data in just a click.
Yes, that’s right: 360 Monitoring tracks your servers in real time, and also keeps up to 30 days* of data retention! This is converted into historical reporting for you to view the improvements and changes of your servers for up to 2 years*.
In terms of real time data analytics, the monitoring intervals for regularly checking up on your servers and sites is as little as 60 seconds*. So you don’t miss a trick!
And some extras…
Do you use Discord? Or maybe Slack is your preferred channel? You can choose your favourite notification centre* from a wide list of choices, and 360 Monitoring will send you alerts directly wherever you are.
Some additional features like RAID Monitoring and limited open source capabilities are also available to 360 Monitoring users, and many more features are in the pipeline. Watch this space!
What about Advanced Monitoring / Monitoring users?
Plesk also has an internal monitoring tool known as ‘Monitoring‘ (previously known as Advanced Monitoring). And here’s the great news: now you can sync 360 Monitoring to your Plesk Monitoring dashboard seamlessly!
On your ‘Monitoring‘ dashboard, just click ‘Connect‘ on the 360 Monitoring window, and you’ll be redirected to creating an account – then you’ll able to access all the above features directly from your Plesk interface:
The bottom line
Without the right tools to keep a close eye on your servers and sites, you and your business are likely to waste time and resources with manual checks and costly downtime.
And whether you have a small or large online business with servers hosted on Plesk or elsewhere, 360 Monitoring has the right package, tools and pricing for you.
To scale your business, we recommend 360 Monitoring Pro, which allows you full access to all features. Most importantly, Pro is also set up to house as many servers and site monitors as you want! Need to learn more? Get the full-feature trial for 14 days:
P.S. By using 360 Monitoring, you have access to the full 360 platform, a single panel to manage your sites, licenses and servers in one place. Easy!
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*These features are available on 360 Monitoring Pro.
is it possible to monitor external sites and run a keyword check like uptime robot does? Whats the best setup for a managed server where i only want the metrics and the sysadmin should get all alerts? Is it possible to add a server to multiple plesk360 accounts?
It surely is possible to monitor any website you like. However, it is not an SEO tool and therefore serves mainly to verify website availability.
It is currently not possible to add a server to another account. When doing so, the server will be disconnected from the previous one.
Regarding the best setup for your managed server, perhaps you could provide us with some additional information, and readdress your question to https://support.plesk.com who will be more than happy to assist you further. Thank you.
Does the new tool allows to track CPU usage by website or subscription? Thats something missing and would be nice to be in the core plesk.
There is no tracking for CPU per domain/website/etc, it analyzes the load in general. That said, it shows top processes, which could be helpful to identify the domains that occupy too much.