Is Website Down? this is the first question come in our mind when we see any website not working.
If you a website owner, you know the pain.
Website down means a lots of loss in business. Sometimes we cannot do anything but wait for the solution because everything is not in our hands.
I got the idea to write this article when one of my friend sent me a message saying my website is down. I quickly opened my URL in the browser and with my surprise it was really not live.
So if you are experiencing any issue related to your site’s downtime then check these tools and know is your website really down?
Though it offers a very stripped down free account but if you`re willing to shell out money it`s one of the best-paid monitoring services out there in the market. For free services part, it would only monitor a single site for you. User can set a preferred time for checks and if notification can be in form of Emails, SMS (Limited to 20/Month). But the best part is that if you own an iPhone, then you can just install an app from the store which would give you push notifications. Cool and handy ain`t it?
2). Uptime Robot:
This website was developed by two developers with a motive that web should be free and cheap. The site basically checks for the header status of your site every 5 minutes and if any issues are reported back further checks are done. Even if issue persist then you get notified by E-mail, SMS, RSS and Twitter (Future release.)
Mon.itor.us is one of the simplest website that enables a quick and easy set-up option for external monitoring. Only a single website can be monitored, that too every 30 minutes but with regular alerts via IM, SMS, E-mail as RSS managing your website and checking its status becomes a fairly easy task. It also boats a feature that generates reports of uptime/ downtime of your website on a daily, weekly and monthly basis and it’s available in real time.
If you’re one of those people who look more into the size of the company then this one is defiantly for you. With monitoring over 1.7 million sites worldwide, it is the largest website monitoring service out in the market. Only a single website with an hour in between the checks, notifications can be sent to multiple contacts through E-mail, SMS as well as Pager (Who uses it nowadays?). A free weekly report is also generated.
A website status checker more suited for those who want uptime info available to users, rather then an alert based system, only a single website is checked in 30minutes intervals. The information is available on the website only. All you have to do is to embed a button on the website and Uptrends will start doing its work and also would enable you to generate an uptime report in hours, week, month and year.
With unlimited websites to monitor and a 15 minute internal checks, BasicState is another great option for checking your website status. Alerts are sent via E-mails and SMS if your website faces any issue. Also reports can be generated with only 2 weeks of history with an option to setup emergency alert schedules according to your preferences.
This open source service uses multiple areas in the States to check the status of your website, so it becomes a very best option if you`re website has lots of American audience. In basic plan we can monitor 3 websites in 30 minute intervals but we can pay to increase the sites and decrease the intervals. Alerts are sent via Emails, RSS as well as widest on Macs & PC`s.
Free option of this website checks a total of 5 websites 25times a day no limit on E-mail as well as SMS. The major advantage is this along with the notification you get HTML status error code. Sadly the iPhone app support is only for the premium users.
A fairly basic free service that monitors a single website with a hour gap between the checks. If any issues come up it sends an E-mail to notify you up. To sum up its a basic, just like any other free webmaster tool which comes from a company that keeps a check on uptime, web load time analysis and various DNS/IP search tools.
10). 100 pulse:
Covering a basic free service for monitoring two websites with 15 minute chevk interval and notification via E-mail, RSS and Google Gadget, it is one of the sites you can trust on to check the status of your websites. It also has a premium option which you can definitely check if you need bit more on features.