Getting Started

Getting Started

Request Metrics is fastest and easiest way to understand your website’s performance. Here’s how it works in just a few steps.

Step 1: Create an Account

Click that pretty blue button in the upper right and create your free Request Metrics trial. You’ll need to provide some basic details about the website you’ll be monitoring, but you can edit these later if you just want to play. The account is active and ready to use right away.


Step 2: Install the Agent

Once you have an account with your first application, it will prompt you with an installation snippet. This is a bit of HTML and JavaScript that will install the Request Metrics agent on your website. It looks like this:

<script async
 src="https://cdn.requestmetrics.com/agent/current/rm.js"
 data-rm-token="YOUR_APPLICATION_TOKEN"></script>

Copy and paste it (with your token) into your HTML page. A layout or template that is used on all your pages is a great place for this. Most people put this in the <head> tag of their page, but it’s not required. There are some options for customizing the installation later, but this is a great place to start.

Deploy your website so that visitors start including the performance agent with your website.


Step 3: Check Your Performance

Depending how busy your site is, it might be a few minutes, hours, or days until you have some interesting data. Check back after you’ve deployed and you’ll see patterns and recommendations in your data. We’ll pick out your slowest pages and show you how and why they are slow.