Product definitions

This document provides definitions of terminology you may see in New Relic contracts.


An app means the application software designed to run on smartphones, tablet computers, and other mobile devices. Each app includes a predefined number of users.


A check means the single instance of a Synthetics monitor running in New Relic's monitoring network and reporting back response time and whether it was a success or failure.

Compute unit

A compute unit means the measure of resources associated with a unit of computation on a physical or virtual host.


An event means the row of data collected from the customer's application by the New Relic agent or sent from an external service into the Insights event database.


A host means the physical computer or virtual machine instance running a single copy of an operating system. Host usage is tracked monthly by summing the hours that every host in the account is connected to New Relic and dividing by 750. A host is counted if it is connected any time during an hour.

Page view

A page view means the full page load (triggering an onLoad event) or a recorded URL change (state change).


A user means the individual that connects to your app from a single device. Each unique device is considered as a unique user.

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