Website monitoring is a subarea of network monitoring
. The aim is to regularly check the functionality of the relevant components of a network. Website monitoring checks the most important functions of a website, such as streaming media or, in the case of an integrated online shop, the shopping processes, e.g. product presentation, payment processing, etc. The aim is to ensure that the relevant components of a network are functioning properly. For important websites (e.g. Amazon, Google etc.) there is a permanent website monitoring. A failure of important functions means loss of sales and therefore explains the important role of website monitoring in the area of commercial internet presences.