I've perused through the forums here and was wondering what the best practice was in terms of monitoring the status of your "entire" website? (not just the homepage) In terms of priority, if your homepage is down, typically your entire site is down. But at a much more granular level, I would like to know how to monitor if a section or page of our site is not responding.
We don't have a budget for high-end tools like webmetrics or gomez. I've looked at pingdom and bello and both tools seems to just check if your homepage is up and running.
We are a windows shop, that host a 300,000+ page website. I understand its not realistic to monitor each page. Would it make sense to just run a script to check if the main pages on the site are up? For example, if we check if the main apparel page is up, then we can assume its sub-pages (mens clothing, womens clothing) are also up.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!