Introduction to PLT


The patented technology in BrowserHawk enables you to track the actual Page Load Times (PLT) as experienced by each visitor on your site. In addition, BrowserHawk tracks details about each page request, the visitor and session for which the request took place, and correlates this data with details about each visitor's browser and system settings.


For each page requested, information is tracked on how long the user waited for the page to start loading ("latency"), how long it took for the page to finish loading ("intra-page load time"), the total amount of time it took for the request to complete, the path and name of the page, and a classification the type of page view ("HitType"), such as if the page was viewed from cache.


The PLT data is logged to any database of your choice in real-time using the BrowserHawk Reports Web Service (BRWS). This data proves invaluable for quality assurance, troubleshooting, and other analytical purposes. The information is also available at run-time through client-side scripting, so special actions can be taken by the browser based on the results.


PLT data can be tracked from any or all pages on your site as you desire. To track pages on your site, you simply call a method in BrowserHawk to return a small piece of instrumentation code along with your web page to the browser.


All pages in a site that include the PLT instrumentation code are said to be in the PLT "Family". Pages in your site which do not include this instrumentation, as well as pages on other web sites, are considered outside the family or non-Family PLT pages.


See Also:

About Page Load Time Monitoring


Monitoring JavaScript errors on your site