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Zabbix Website monitoring setup

I am running Zabbix 1.8.3.  I am monitoring several servers and some SNMP devices with no issues.  I am trying to figure out how to monitor websites.  It seems very different from version 1.8.2.  I can attach a website to an exisiting host such as a server, but I want the website to be independent of any servers.  Can someone tell me how to monitor a website by itself?

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nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
How can you distinguish between a host & website from a network point of view?

are hosts on a fixed address and is the website identified by DNS?
if so add a host wich has a DNS name of the website, that should follow the DNS records.

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LightwaveMgmtAuthor Commented:
When I say host, I am talking about a Windows Server at a specific location beining monitored on port 10050 or similar.  When I say website, I am talking about a webpage that is hosted somewhere, usually by a third party and I want to monitor port 80.  I added Yahoo as a test site and it never shows up as being monitored so I dont know if I am doing something wrong.  What I am trying to accomplish is I want to have Zabbix monitor the website and ensure that it stays up.  I included a screen shot of my yahoo test. Yahoo.com Test
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nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
You define a host (not a host that can be connected on port 80 as a zabbix-server.)
Then you need to add an application (say services) and then you can add an item
(say simple check, net.tcp.service[http]), check out the zabbix server template for an example.
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nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
I forgot to add a little to that .
The previous  assumes you can run a agent there...

The other way is to add an extra check to an existing agent.
and use the net.tcp.service... and also add an ip address of yahoo.com (if you actually want to use a site like yahoo).
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