URL Monitoring | Datadog

URL Monitoring

Proactively monitor URL availability, uptime, and performance with Datadog.

Modern URL monitoring should include periodic checks on your web applications and endpoints, whether or not users are currently accessing those resources. Continuous and automated synthetic tests help identify issues during off-hours and monitor URLs and resources that experience relatively little user traffic. Datadog Synthetic Monitoring provides a single pane of glass for monitoring uptime, correlating tests to backend data for rapid troubleshooting, and tracking user experience metrics, like SLOs.


Use API tests for proactive URL monitoring

Alert on the global performance and availability of any endpoint.
  • Validate all layers of your systems (HTTP, SSL, TCP, and DNS) from several locations
  • Easily test actions that require verification; chain HTTP requests and execute API calls sequentially with Multistep API tests
  • Conduct root cause analyses faster with breakdowns of network timing
  • Receive alerts for only the issues that matter and eliminate false-positive with composite alerts
Use API tests for proactive URL monitoring

Monitor critical business transactions and user journeys

Ensure that important user experiences are preserved with fully hosted, automated URL monitoring.
  • Proactively test and discover front-end issues such as Javascript or network errors instantly
  • Proactively monitor Core Web Vitals scores in any environment
  • Conduct root cause analyses quickly and troubleshoot performance before users notice with Datadog's APM integration
Monitor critical business transactions and user journeys

Create tests in minutes with the web recorder

Build Browser Tests to monitor URLs without code.
  • Record user actions via an easy-to-use, GUI-based Web Recorder
  • Validate responses with flexible assertions, subtests, and variables
  • Reduce the time it takes to create browser tests and remove technical limitations

Spend less time maintaining tests

  • Stay focused on building new features, not monitoring URLs with AI-powered Browser Tests that automatically re-identify elements even after UI changes
  • Minimize time spent updating scripted tests throughout the entire development cycle
  • Efficiently analyze issues from any perspective with automated tagging integrated throughout the entire platform

Reduce Mean Time to Resolution with modern URL monitoring

Accelerate development with end-to-end context in a single platform and break down silos.
  • See metrics, traces, and logs in the context of test runs without having to switch between various platforms
  • Visualize uptime data alongside key business metrics
  • Discover issues earlier by running synthetic tests in your continuous integration workflow
Reduce Mean Time to Resolution with modern URL monitoring

The Essential Monitoring and Security Platform for the Cloud Age

Datadog brings together end-to-end traces, metrics, and logs to make your applications, infrastructure, and third-party services entirely observable.

Platform Diagram

Leverage Modern URL Monitoring Tools

Optimize and monitor uptime alongside the rest of your applications.


CI/CD testing

Shift test automation practices to the left to catch issues earlier on in the development process.


SLO tracking

Real time visibility into your SLOs through drag and drop dashboard widgets.


Root cause analysis

Full stack correlation from synthetic tests to metrics, traces, and logs.

URL Monitoring Resources

Learn about Datadog URL monitoring tools and best practices.

URL Monitoring with Datadog

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