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Attack Detection
Protection against client-side attacks such as webskimming, formjacking, and supply chain attacks.

RapidSpike uses User Journeys and Real User Monitoring (RUM) to track where your customer’s sensitive data is being sent.

RapidSpike’s Attack Detection service will alert you and keep a list of any untrusted hosts that appear on your site.
Core Web Vitals
Core Web Vitals are a set of specific metrics introduced by Google that measure the user experience on a website.

RapidSpike has a Core Web Vitals Monitor which you can use to measure these metrics on your website.

You can find out more about Core Web Vitals on RapidSpike’s Academy Course.
Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS)
One of Google’s Core Web Vitals.

CLS measures the visual stability of a web page by calculating the number of unexpected layout shifts that occur during the page’s loading process. A low CLS score means that elements on the page do not move around unexpectedly, preventing accidental clicks and enhancing the user experience.
Domain Name
A domain name is a unique and human-readable address that is used to identify and access websites on the internet. It serves as a user-friendly representation of the website’s IP address, making it easier for people to remember and find websites.

You must enter the domain of the website you want to monitor when you add a website to RapidSpike.
An element refers to any individual component or object that makes up a web page’s content, layout, and functionality. Page elements can include a wide variety of items, such as text, images, buttons, forms, videos, menus, and JavaScript.
First Input Delay (FID)
One of Google’s Core Web Vitals.

FID assesses the interactivity of a web page by measuring the time it takes for the page to respond to the user’s first interaction, such as clicking a button or a link. A low FID score indicates that the website is responsive and interactive, providing a positive user experience.
Google Lighthouse
Google Lighthouse is an open-source tool developed by Google that helps website owners and developers assess and improve the quality and performance of web pages. It is a part of the Chrome Developer Tools and provides a set of audits and metrics to evaluate various aspects of a website, including performance, accessibility, best practices, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), and Progressive Web App (PWA) compliance.

RapidSpike has a Google Lighthouse Monitor that performs these audits automatically from locations of your choice.
Interaction to Next Paint (INP)
Interaction to Next Paint (INP) is a pending Core Web Vital metric.

It helps evaluate a page’s overall responsiveness to user interactions. It assesses how quickly a webpage reacts to user actions, such as clicks or taps, and how long it takes for the next paint event to occur on the screen. Improving INP can enhance the user experience and make the website feel more responsive.
Largest Contentful Paint (LCP)
One of the Core Web Vitals.

LCP measures the loading speed of a web page by calculating the time it takes for the largest piece of visible content to become visible within the user’s viewport. A good LCP score indicates that the main content loads quickly, leading to a better user experience.
Magecart Attack
Magecart attacks are a type of cyberattack that target e-commerce websites, particularly those using third-party payment platforms. The attackers inject malicious code into the website’s checkout pages to steal sensitive information from unsuspecting customers, such as credit card details.

Detecting Magecart attacks early using RapidSpike’s Attack Detection service can be crucial to prevent data breaches and protect customers’ financial information.
A web page is a resource that forms part of a website and is accessed through a web browser. It can contain text, images, multimedia elements, and hyperlinks to other web pages or external resources. Web pages are the building blocks of a website.

Many monitors in RapidSpike are also linked to pages (such as Uptime, Page Load, Core Web Vitals and Google Lighthouse). This means you can monitor lots of pages on your website.
A sitemap is a file or page that provides a structured and hierarchical list of all the pages and content on a website. It serves as a roadmap for search engine crawlers and website visitors, helping them navigate and understand the website’s structure and content organization more effectively.

You can use the sitemap monitor to check any pages on your sitemap for errors.
Third Party
Third parties are often integrated into websites to provide additional functionality or services beyond what the website’s own infrastructure offers. Some common examples of third parties in web development include payment gateways, analytics tools, social media plugins, fonts, image libraries and video.
The amount of time your website or server remains operational; you can monitor this up to once per minute using RapidSpike.
The waterfall chart is a visual representation of the load and times of resources that make up your web page. This shows you how different elements on your web page, such as images, CSS files and JavaScript, are fetched and loaded by the browser.

Each element is shown chronologically. The length of each bar corresponds to the time it takes for the corresponding resource to be fetched and loaded.

You can view the waterfall for your page within RapidSpike’s Page Load Monitor, User Journeys and Core Web Vitals Monitor. This allows you to analyse the performance of your web page.
Web Browser
A web browser is a software application used to access and view websites on the internet. RapidSpike uses a real web browser to access your website and web pages – just like a real user.
A website is a collection of related web pages that are typically identified by a common domain name and can be accessed via the Internet.

In RapidSpike, monitors such as uptime, page load and user journeys are assigned to one website within your account. You can monitor multiple websites within RapidSpike by adding them to your account.
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