How to Use New Relic APM to Monitor Your Applications

A comprehensive guide on how you can use the new Cloudways platform feature Relic APM to monitor your application [With Images].

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Written by Emmad
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New Relic is an application performance management (APM) tool used for application monitoring. It offers real-time insights into your application’s performance and reliability. New Relic has recently updated its licensing terms and now offers a basic plan free for up to 100 GB/month. You can read more about the available plans of New Relic.

How to Use New Relic APM

Setting up New Relic APM on a server will activate monitoring on all your applications available on that server. If you are already using New Relic, you can also view and update your license key using the following steps.


Here are a few prerequisites for setting up and using New Relic APM:

  1. You should have a New Relic account. If not, sign up on New Relic.

  2. You should have a valid account license key.


The account license key is a 40-character key, and it is generated when you sign up for a New Relic account. Your license key uniquely identifies your account and the data it reports to New Relic.

Step #1 — Locate License Key

  1. Open the User Menu and select API Keys.

  2. Your license key will be labeled as “Original account license key”. Click to view more options.

  3. Next, click Copy Key to copy your license key.

Step #2 — Add License Key

Log in to your Cloudways Platform using your credentials.

  1. From the top menu bar, open Servers.

  2. Then, choose your desired server.

    Classic Interface

    New Interface

  3. Under Server Management, select Monitoring.

  4. Switch to the New Relic tab.

    Classic Interface

    New Interface

  5. Next, enter your New Relic License Key. It is labeled as the "Original account license key" in the API Keys section of your New Relic account.

  6. Hit Save Changes.

    Classic Interface

    New Interface

Step #3 — Enable New Relic Service

Next, you need to enable New Relic service with the help of the following steps:

  1. Under Server Management, visit Manage Services.

  2. Next, Enable New Relic.

    Classic Interface

    New Interface

Now you can start monitoring your applications by logging into New Relic APM. You can learn more about New Relic APM and its features by visiting New Relic Docs.

That’s it! We hope this article was helpful. If you need any help, then feel free to search your query on Cloudways Support Center or contact us via chat (Need a Hand > Send us a Message). Alternatively, you can also create a support ticket.

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