How Can Businesses Manage and Monitor their Websites?
Whether it's automated or fully manual, site monitoring is vital to your site's health and security.
No matter how great your business is, you will always need a different perspective to help you out of mental blocks and ruts every once in a while. It doesn't happen all the time, but when it does it can be frustrating.
For writers, someone needs to read the drafts and help them understand why their character development feels so flat. Graphic designers need a second set of fresh eyes to point out why the yellow is clashing with the red button. And developers need another, well, developer looking for those bugs and performance bottlenecks.
All of those secondary tasks sound like manual labor, i.e. a physical human providing a service. And for the most part, they are - except for the developer.
For developers that handle different job sizes, whether large or small, there is a product that works like a second software developer, reviewing the changes to a site after it’s been deployed. The product is called Scanerr, but before we understand how it works, let’s examine the full process of building a website.
The Manual Process of Website Creation
If there is anything a developer hates, it’s doing manual work that could be automated. Unfortunately, much of the process is very manual. There are five stages or phases for website creation:
Planning is necessary for any website project. This is where the . This is important, especially when multiple workers and teams are on the same project.
Development deals with building and handling the website in local or development environments.
Testing refers to changes within environments to help you ensure there are no bugs in the final production environment. You keep testing until you get to the staging environment, where final testing for Quality Assurance (QA) takes place.
Deploying to a live environment is usually safe, but developers know from experience that things could still go wrong.
Monitoring is needed when real-world users are active on your application, and you want to ensure all is working as expected. It’s normal for users to create situations not anticipated by developers. One way to tackle this is to have resources available for launch during low user availability, and this can be achieved with site performance monitoring.
But there is a better way.
Using Scanerr to Monitor Your Business Website In Your Absence
Introducing the all-new, all-functional Scanerr Platform. Perfect for developers and coding jobs of all sizes.
But what exactly does Scanerr do?
In short, Scanerr is your virtual developer in the cloud, checking over your website once it’s deployed. As a site monitoring tool, Scanerr collects and analyzes Megabytes of data on your website and checks for bottlenecks and overall site performance.
It can also be used for visual regression testing to verify the aesthetic accuracy of your business website when certain code changes have been made. This way, you can understand end-users' responses when interacting with your website.
Scanerr works as a site monitoring tool by comparing:
- Console warnings and errors
- Page source code
- Site images
- Yellow Labs Metrics
- Lighthouse Metrics
But that’s not all Scanerr can do for your brand or business.
What Are Notable Things Scanerr Can Do For Your Business?
Here are some other things Scanerr can do for your business:
- Scanerr can help check your business web pages, scanning your webpage for what should and should not be. It acts like another front-end developer.
- Scanerr acts as a digital QA engineer by checking for errors and alerting your team to its finding as fast as possible. Remember, it’s in the cloud.
- Scanerr acts as a first responder to your business site whenever it needs to be. It can recognize and inform your team when your site slows due to bottlenecks. It can also identify potential issues and notify your team ahead of time.
Who Can Use Scanerr?
Anyone. Scanerr is built for both the technical and nontechnical.
Also, Scanerr is used by businesses of different sizes and capacities. Since Scanerr can handle just about any work size, small and large teams can implement it as a site monitoring tool, ensuring everything is running smoothly. Scanerr also offers actionable reports, which are a nice deliverable to decision makers. This is your one-stop app software for site monitoring.
Whether you are a freelancer or belong to a professional DevOps team, Scanerr can level-up your site monitoring game. Feel free to check out our documentation for more information.
Back to the blog