Monitor Website Response Times with Zabbix

Zabbix is a great open source tool to monitor operating system and application metrics. You can install it on your web server and out of the box, it is able to show you fancy graphs for things like:

  • Memory availability
  • CPU usage
  • Disk space usage
  • Network bandwidth
  • Free swap space

In this guide, I will show you how to create a dashboard widget that displays the response time for a specific URL over time. You can use this to monitor your production website and make sure there are no performance issues. In the end, it will look like this:

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