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Sekhar's avatar
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Jan 19, 2017

"Host" in Monitor

Hi All,


I would like to know what is the advantage of using host: in the monitor. Will that change the way of monitoring it was doing without a host name? Please provide some info on this.


Thanks, Sekhar


3 Replies

  • I am guessing you are talking about HTTP monitor that has the Host header. Sometimes servers can run multiple websites and using specific host headers can monitor specific sites.

    Example: 3 sites, same health page (/health.html) on the same server.
    • Jad_Tabbara__J1's avatar
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      In fact, as lheartF5 said, it is a must in HTTP/1.1


      It wasn't the case for HTTP/1.0 version...