Some users tell us that their websites require special HTTP headers. For example, they need us to send custom User-Agent or Cookie value so that their websites return the correct response (for keyword matching to work properly).
While most users do not need these custom settings, we decided to offer these advanced HTTP options so that you can use our monitoring system to monitor any website. This post explains how you can customize the HTTP headers and other HTTP parameters.
In your control panel, under Monitoring -> HTTP Headers menu, you will see the following:
Here, you can view the HTTP headers our system users when monitoring all your websites. You can change the values, or add/remove headers.
You can further customize the HTTP headers for specific website(s). To add/remove/change a global HTTP header, expand the “Advanced Options” section when you add or edit a website. Here is how it looks like:
Other HTTP Parameters
Along with this update, we offer some more advanced options:
- HTTP method (default: AUTO)
- Max HTTP redirection (default: 7)
- Max HTML redirection (default: 7)
- Verify HTTPS certificate (default: No)
Here are how they look like:
If you are monitoring a https URL and “Verify HTTP certificate” is set to Yes, then we will verify that the certificate is valid, trusted and not expired.