Today we’re rolling out a new feature for our Google Cloud customers which will allow you to deep-dive into your website stats by adding your own New Relic license key.

New Relic is a monitoring tool that gives you detailed performance breakdowns on a granular level. We use it internally to keep tabs on all websites on our network and react speedily to any issues before they cause problems.

The system comes with two caveats. New Relic only works with PHP, it won’t provide data in an HHVM environment. New Relic will only allow one license key at a time which means that we’ll lose the ability to monitor your site.

Due to this we only recommend adding your custom license key if you have the capacity to monitor your website for potential issues that could cause downtime, or if you want to look at some details temporarily and then remove your key to give back monitoring capabilities to us.

For more information, take a look at our knowledge base article on Custom New Relic Tracking.