Monitor and optimize
response times with PRTG
Monitor the response times
of your servers, websites,
Run long-term analyses and obtain in-depth statistics
Be alerted immediately
in the event of drops
Identify and remove bottlenecks
Why is response time monitoring a must?
When the response time in your network increases, performance immediately begins to suffer. On the other hand, if your servers, websites, and applications react quickly over long periods of time, then this is a good basis for a stable network. Low response times are important for keeping coworkers and customers happy.
PRTG monitors continuously, allowing you to keep a constant eye on the response times in your network. If a problem arises, you can immediately take action to sniff out the cause – often before a disruption is detected by your coworkers.
A rise in latency may also mean it’s time to upgrade the network.
Your response times are too high? Find out why with PRTG
Any number of things can cause response times to rise. However, discovering what is responsible for a drop in performance is often like searching for a needle in a haystack. PRTG not only monitors response times, but also all kinds of network components and performance data. On the PRTG dashboard, you’ll immediately see if the CPU load of your servers is too high or if bandwidth bottlenecks are disrupting your network. In many cases, response times improve automatically once these underlying problems are fixed.
Keep a constant eye on your network – even while on the go
PRTG is set up in a matter of minutes and can be used on a wide variety of mobile devices.
Response time monitoring: 3 scenarios
Response times are a key aspect of many network components and services. An all-in-one
monitoring tool, PRTG provides you with a detailed view of the performance data of your entire
network. PRTG lets you define your own threshold values for each network component. If these
values are exceeded, you’ll immediately be alerted by email, SMS, or push notification.
The response time of your website is vital to ensure its pages load quickly.
PRTG monitors the response times of each page from various locations around the world and displays these times chronologically in a chart.
The performance of many applications and websites is dependent upon the performance of their underlying databases. Delays in the queries of these databases can cause the performance of all your systems to suffer.
With PRTG, you'll monitor the performance of specific queries and receive information on:
- the amount of time needed to execute the entire database query, including the establishment and termination of the connection
- the amount of time needed to run the query
PRTG comes with native sensors for all the most popular database systems, including Oracle SQL, Microsoft SQL, MySQL, and PostgreSQL.
Excessive CPU loads, insufficient memory, and improperly distributed resources can have a negative impact on the response times of your virtual and physical servers, and thus affect the response times of your applications.
PRTG keeps an eye on all the important performance data coming from your servers. You can, for example, continually measure the transmission speed of the servers in your network, and even examine this value over longer periods of time.
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“Software is absolutely perfect, Support is superior. Meets all needs and requirements, this is a must have solution if you are needing any form of monitoring.”
“The tool excels at its primary focus of being a unified infrastructure management and network monitoring service.”
PRTG makes your job easier
Our monitoring software frees you to focus on other tasks by promptly notifying you of potential issues.
PRTG gives you one central monitoring tool for your servers and entire network. Enjoy a quick overview of your whole infrastructure via our dashboard and app.
Getting started with PRTG is a breeze. Setting up or switching from another network monitoring tool is easy thanks to the auto-discovery and pre-configured device templates.
80% of our customers report substantial cost savings with network monitoring. Your costs of licenses will likely pay for themselves within weeks.
Response time measurement with PRTG
How PRTG defines sensors
In PRTG, “sensors” are the basic monitoring elements. One sensor usually monitors one measured value in your network, e.g. the traffic of a switch port, the CPU load of a server, the free space of a disk drive. On average you need about 5-10 sensors per device or one sensor per switch port.
The following two sensors are ideal for measuring response times:
- Cloud Ping v2 sensor measures the response time of a user-defined server that is pinged from various different locations
- HTTP Advanced sensor measures the load time of a website and breaks down the data according to time to first byte (TTFB) and total time
3 ways to optimize response times
The good news is your company is growing. The bad news is that your servers are often overloaded, causing the performance of applications to dip dramatically. When response times sink below a critical level, you can count on the comprehensive network monitoring of PRTG to find out exactly where the bottleneck lies. PRTG helps you determine where upgrades are necessary, allowing you to remove bottlenecks in a timely and cost-efficient manner.
If you work for an international company, then your website is accessed by customers all over the world. As a consequence, it must perform well regardless of the location. The Cloud Ping v2 sensor immediately sounds the alarm if the response time of your website rises.
One easy way to improve the load times of your website is via the use of content delivery networks (CDNs).
Optimize disk performance
Slow read and write speeds on storage devices such as hard disks are often responsible for high response times. PRTG not only monitors the speed, but also the capacity of both physical and virtual drives. As a result, you can upgrade your storage devices in a more efficient manner.
Why PRTG is the ultimate
response time monitoring tool
Intuitive user interface
PRTG not only lets you keep a constant eye on your network, but it does so in a way that couldn’t be any easier for the user. This is confirmed time and again by independent software tests.
PRTG comes with customizable dashboards that provide an overview of response times and the other key performance indicators of your network. A quick glance is all it takes to see if everything is OK.
PRTG measures the response time of your websites, servers, databases, and applications over long periods of time and displays these values in easy-to-read charts. You’ll immediately see if load peaks occur in cycles and can quickly tell if an upgrade is required.
With PRTG, you can assign a threshold value to each and every monitoring point. If this value falls short or is exceeded, you’ll immediately receive an email, SMS, or push notification. Most of the time, you can fix errors before they are noticed by your coworkers. Other times, you’ll stop the problem in its tracks. As a result, you'll keep potential damage to a minimum.
Create innovative solutions with Paessler’s IT partners
Partnering with innovative IT vendors, Paessler unleashes synergies to create
new and additional benefits for joined customers.
UVexplorer integrates tightly with PRTG to bring fast and accurate network discovery, detailed device inventory, and automatic network mapping to the PRTG platform.
PRTG: The Swiss Army knife for sysadminsAdapt PRTG individually and dynamically to your needs and rely on a strong API:
- HTTP API: Access monitoring data and manipulate monitoring objects via HTTP requests
- Custom sensors: Create your own PRTG sensors for customized monitoring
- Custom notifications: Create your own notifications and send action triggers to external systems
- REST Custom sensor: Monitor almost everything that provides data in XML or JSON format
We asked: would you recommend PRTG?
Over 95% of our customers say yes!
Paessler AG conducted trials in over 600 IT departments worldwide to tune its network monitoring software closer to the needs of sysadmins.
The result of the survey: over 95% of the participants would recommend PRTG – or already have.
Still not convinced?
More than 500,000 sysadmins love PRTG
Paessler PRTG is used by companies of all sizes. Sysadmins love PRTG because it makes their job a whole lot easier.
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Bandwidth, servers, virtual environments, websites, VoIP services – PRTG keeps an eye on your entire network.
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|Network Monitoring Software - Version 184.108.40.2065 (March 1st, 2023)|
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Supported Vendors & Applications
Combining the broad monitoring feature set of PRTG with IP Fabric’s automated network assurance creates a new level of network visibility and reliability.