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The software allows you to create an unlimited number of "Server profiles". A server profile is a stored set of settings for the server that you can activate immediately. Server profiles allow you to have different settings either for different servers or for one and the same server. It allows you to manage server settings quickly and flexibly.
How profiles work:
The program can work with two types of profiles: Default Profile and Custom Profiles. There can be only one Default Profile and it is always used when the program is started with no parameters in the command line. If you specify the name of a profile in the command line, this profile will be loaded at and activated once you start the program.
There can be an unlimited number of Custom Profiles and you can create them to store settings for different servers or different tasks. You can activate a previously created profile at any moment. To do it, you should either select the name of a profile from the menu using the "Profiles" button on the "Monitor Options" tab or select the necessary profile from the list on the "Server Profiles" tab and to make it active using the "Use Profile" button.
Profiles list - Shows the list of created profiles. The left column contains the name of a profile. It can be the address of a server either in its symbolic designation or as any name convenient for you. The right column contains the description of a profile. Here you can describe the set of settings or give any other information in the free form.
Edit profile name or comment - It is group of two fields which allows you to edit a name of a profile or its comments.
New Profile - This button allows you to create a new profile. When you create a new profile, the settings of the currently active profile are used as a template. You can change these settings by saving the created profile (Save Profile) and making it active using the "Use Profile" button. Since this moment the created profile becomes active and all changes in settings will be saved to it. To save settings, use the "Apply" button on the main toolbar.
Save Profile - This button allows you to save the profile you have just created or modified. After you save it, the profile does not become active. To activate it, click the "Use Profile" button or use the "Profiles..." menu.
Delete Profile - This button allows you to remove an unneeded profile. This operation is irreversible and if you remove a profile by mistake, you will have to create it anew. It is a minor problem since the process of creating a new profile is very simple.
Create Shortcut - This button allows you to create a shortcut to your profile. It is convenient because it allows you to start the program and load the necessary profile with a mouse click.
This operation is carried out similarly to starting the program with a profile name specified in the command line. Shortcuts to profiles are saved on the current user's desktop in the folder "HSLAB HTTP Monitor Profiles".
Besides, you can access this folder via the program group in Windows Start Menu.
Use Profile - This button allows you to activate the selected profile. After the selected profile becomes active, all changes in settings will be saved to it. You can activate another profile by using either this button or the "Profiles" button from the menu.
Step-by-step tutorial "How to create and use profiles"
1.Start the program. The program is always started with the default profile activated.
2.To create a new profile, you should go to the "Server Profiles" tab and click the "New Profile" button. The program will create a new inactive profile as a copy of the currently active (in this case "Default") profile. You should edit the new profile name and comment and save it. Now you have one new inactivated profile as a copy of the "Default" profile.
3.To modify the new profile, you should activate it. Click the "Use Profile" button. When the profile is activated, the program will read all settings from the active (new) profile and save all modifications to the active profile. Now you can change any settings you need and save them to the profile using the "Apply" button. NOTE: The "Apply" button saves settings only to the active profile.
4.Create another profile as described in step 2. Now you have 2 custom profiles (for example, with the names profile 1 and profile 2). Now you can switch between profiles 1 and 2 using either the "Use Profile" button or the "Profiles..." menu on the "Monitor Options" tab.
Repeat step 2 as many times as you need to create either custom profiles for all your servers or different configurations for one and the same server.