Tag: downtime

  • Website Uptime Monitoring – Uptime Robot

    It will obvious that you host a website on Cloud or a web host providing guarantee of 100 % uptime. You need to test it at times or to check the Downtime that your host provides, you cant do that by checking the web-page 24*7*365. As for problems, we have a solution someone has already worked upon.

    Here comes. Uptime Monitoring services,

    How does it work:

    These services, check the availability and response from the designated domain names, repeatedly within specific duration. Once it detects that a webpage is not responding it creates a log and sends notification if required.

    There are host of solutions offering Uptime monitoring service and URL Port, ping checks.

    Like:

    PingdomMon.itor.us and more can be found here at Mashable

    The best one that i have found useful is UptimeRobot, why do i love this service ?

    1. Yes, Its FREE
    2. It checks uptime every 5 minute (Really awesome considering its free)
    3. You can add multiple domains
    4. Email, SMS and Twitter DM and RSS push (i devices) notifications.

    Screen-shots here:

    Uptime Robot Dashboard
    Dashboard
    Adding a New Monitor
    Adding a New Monitor

    Official feature list:

    Monitors your websites every 5 minutes, totally free.

    Add up to 50 websites. Get alerts by e-mail, SMS, Twitter, RSS or push notifications for iPhone/iPad

    via Free Website Uptime Monitoring – Uptime Robot.

    UptimeRobot is continuously evolving and it has its own API for third party integration.

    This actually helped me monitor my host DreamHost that the uptime that they *promise* (100%) is not delivered, still what can you expect with shared hosting. Will test it sometime with an AWS instance.