Performance monitoring is important for the success of your business. This is primarily a procedure for cloud applications, but it can be done with some servers including web servers and databases. Performance monitoring can tell you if your server will have an accident or notify you if the user is experiencing slowness within a certain period of time. Small SaaS starters usually go beyond performance monitoring to reduce costs, but it can be a mistake for scalability and growth of your application.
Why Use Performance Monitoring?
Perhaps your app runs without any problems. Perhaps your customers are not complaining about slowness problems. It’s easy to skip monitoring when you do not have any major issues, but only a matter of time before your server’s deadlock or your user base goes to the point where it’s time to upgrade the server. How do you know when this point is reached? The answer is with performance monitoring.
Your server administrator is usually busy adding new users and responding to user questions. They can not see the performance screen all day long. However, you can use performance monitoring tools to keep track of your servers throughout the day at any time. This tool monitors memory and CPU usage. When it is used, your application slows down and your customers can not connect, use your software, and eventually your servers may crash.
You should also monitor disk usage. When your server’s hard drive meets its requirements, its performance declines. Most operating systems use hard disks for cache information or for temporary memory when memory usage spikes. If your hard drive is out of the room, there’s no room for this activity and your server is usually crashing. In the worst scenario, important data is overwritten. For this reason, it is important to monitor the use of hard drives.
Good monitoring tools alert and monitor other activities such as network connections and website requests. You may have a server for the API and you need to monitor the number of requests made. You can do this through a performance monitoring tool.
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