Welcome to Amberloom Website Checker tour! We are going to show you how to generate your first Amberloom report with a few clicks. Before we do that, however, you might want to know, how does such a report look like? Let's get started!
Start on the homepage and fill in (1) the target that you want to be analyzed by Amberloom. The most common targets are domain names or URLs, but you can specify an IP address too. Then hit Start Your Check (2).
Amberloom analyzes your input and creates a new task. If you are happy with the task configuration, all you need to do is filling in your email (3), which will receive an alert once the task is finished, and click Start Task! (4). If you want to make changes to the task, simply press Edit Task Details (5).
The task configuration consists of targets specification (6) and checks settings (7). Websites operate on one or more IP addresses, which are detected during the task creation. Amberloom allows you to choose, which IP addreses should be included in the analysis. The checks are individual parts of the whole analysis. For example, testing whether the target website contains any broken links, is a check called Broken Link Check.
You are allowed to select which checks should be included in your task. Some checks have additional configuration that you might want to tweak. And some checks are intrusive, which means they can be included in the task, only if you can prove you are authorized to do such things.
Assuming you were happy with the task and started it, your task is being executed now. You can watch the progress of your task (8) and wait until it finishes, or you can just close your browser and wait for the notification email, which you will receive once the task is finished.
Most of the tasks consist of many checks, which means it may take quite a long time before they finish. We also want to make sure that our servers do not put the target servers under unnecessary stress, and this is why the individual checks are not all started in paralel, but there is a certain delay after the start of each check. This also prolongs the overall time needed to finish your task. Another major factor that determines how long will it take for the task to finish is whether it is run in the free low priority queue, or in the paid high priority queue.
If you changed your mind and you do not want to wait any longer, you can either force the task to complete by stopping all unfinished checks (9), or you can stop and delete your task completely (A). The difference between the two options here is that if you just force the completion of the task, you will still be able to generate reports for the task based on the checks that were finished before you stopped the task. If you delete the task, it is gone for good.
The detailed progress of each check is displayed below.
Note that neither way of stopping the task will cause the currently executing checks to be terminated. They will finish silently on the background, but you will not be able to work with their results.
If you waited with your browser opened, you are redirected to report editor once the task is finished. Otherwise, the link to the report editor is sent to you via email. There are many things you can do in the report editor, but if you just want to see the report, click on View Report in the left menu (B).
The report editor allows you to do many tweaks to make your final report perfect. One of the basic things you can do is to change the title of the report (C). You can also decide, which checks should be included in your report (D). Moreover, all checks are designed to produce results that fit into five severity levels – Error, Warning, Notice, Info, and Trace; and if a check is able to provide information on different levels, you can set, which minimal severity level should be included in the report. This is how you control the length of the report and the level of detail it provides.
And that's it! Or is it? There are many more things you can do that are not covered in this quick tour, including:
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