Even if you’re already taking all the necessary precautions to maintain and protect your site, sometimes your site can still go down for reasons that you can’t control. You need to be prepared for when this happens in order to quickly put things back in order because the longer you wait, the more money you’re leaving on the table. Fortunately, there are a few nice site monitor services and tools out there that will monitor uptime and downtime for you, so you don’t have to check it manually.

Is it possible to monitor your site all day long to check if there is any downtime?

No, it’s not unless you are a robot. But still, you have to know when there ’s a downtime to fix it up. Site downtime means loss of visitors, loss of customers, loss of revenue, loss of reputation and many more!

If you don’t want to lose any of them, you’ll have to find something to check your site downtime. Fortunately, there are some online services that check website repeatedly and let you know when there’s a downtime. Moreover, it will help you to understand whether if you are using right web hosting and CDN services or not.

In this post, I am going to share a list of online services and tools to monitor your website uptime and downtime. Most of them have both a free and premium version. I would suggest you sign up for at least one or two services to become the first one to know when your website is down.

Site Monitor Uptime/Downtime Services For Free

Free Site Monitor Uptime Downtime Services
Free Site Monitor Uptime Downtime Services

 

Uptime Robot

UptimeRobot monitors your site every 5 minutes and alerts you when there’s a downtime. It’s totally free. It monitors HTTP(s), Ping, Port and checks Keywords. You will be notified via e-mail, SMS, Twitter, web-hooks or push if there is an issue with your site. You can check all the uptime and downtime from the dashboard.

  • Max. Number of Site to Monitor: 50
  • Frequency: 5 Minutes
  • Alert Via: Email, SMS, Twitter, Web-hooks, Push.

Monitor.Us

Monitor.Us is my personal favourite. It is an awesome free website monitoring software. These cloud-based monitoring tools identify any issue quickly affecting your website and notifies you. With its dashboard, you can check Website uptime and response time, server health, network performance, custom metrics and more.

  • Max. Number of Site to Monitor: 1
  • Frequency: 30 Minutes
  • Alert Via:  IM, SMS, E-mail, RSS

SiteUptime

SiteUptime is a website monitoring service that checks your website or server at regular intervals and notifies you via Email or SMS if there is an issue. It has both free and premium plans.

  • Max. Number of Site to Monitor: 1
  • Frequency: 30/60 Minutes
  • Alert Via: Email, SMS

Site 24×7

Site  24×7 makes website monitoring easy and fast. It notifies downtime quickly with instant alerts. It offers several monitoring services like Server monitoring, Website performance and uptime monitoring, Application performance monitoring, Cloud monitoring, Mail Server monitoring etc.

  • Max. Number of Site to Monitor: 1
  • Frequency: 60 Minutes
  • Alert Via: SMS, Voice, Email, Twitter, RSS feeds or Push.

Hyperspin

Hyperspin monitors websites from 16 worldwide monitoring stations. It monitors your website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. It alters downtime by SMS, Email and Push. It also shows the uptime reports.

  • Max. Number of Site to Monitor: 1
  • Frequency: 60 minutes
  • Alert Via: Email, SMS, Push.

HostTracker

HostTracker will check your sites or server from different locations around the globe with specific intervals. You will be notified immediately if there is any error. You will also get your uptime reports.

  • Max. Number of Site to Monitor: 2
  • Frequency: 30 Minutes
  • Alert Via: SMS, Skype, Voice, Email and Gtalk.

BasicState

Basic state checks your website every 15 minutes and alerts you if there is an issue. It’s a very simple tool. It has both a free and premium version.

  • Max. Number of Site to Monitor: 1
  • Frequency: 15 minutes
  • Alert Via: Email

Conclusion

These are some awesome site monitor tools. But this is not the final list. If you are using any other tools, share with us. And help me by sharing this post on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.



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