HTTP headers

HTTP headers serve for transferring additional (not displayed) information between ContentKing and your website’s server.

Based on HTTP headers you can identify our monitoring as well as whitelist ContentKing in case our crawler is being blocked by your web server.

Default HTTP headers

By default, ContentKing sends the following HTTP headers with the monitoring requests:

  • Accept: */*
  • Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate

Setting custom HTTP headers

On top of the default HTTP headers, you can also set custom HTTP headers that will be part of ContentKing’s monitoring requests.

Out of the box, ContentKing supports the following custom HTTP headers:

  • Accept
  • Accept-Language
  • Authorization
  • Cache-control
  • Forwarded
  • Proxy-Authorization
  • Referer
  • X-*

If you want to set a different custom header, don’t hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to set it up for you.

To set custom HTTP headers for a website, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Monitoring tab of the Website settings
  2. In the top-right corner of the Advanced monitoring section click Edit and then click configure next to the HTTP headers setting.
  3. In the window that appears, set the custom HTTP headers and their values.
  4. Click Apply changes.