8 Website Monitoring Tools

Website monitoring is a very routine thing and obviously you can’t handle it with bare hands because sitting and staring at your website 24/7 is quite uncomfortable. Fortunately there is a bunch of various tools and services that can go through that heavy cross for of you.

Needless to say that any downtime issues may cause huge problems for your projects. Conversion rates, number of pageviews, reputation and other important factors and rankings which are vitally important directly depend on your uptime performance.

While stating the fact that your website is currently down is a of course a useful thing, but still it’s not enough because you have to know the exact reasons for that downtime and possible ways to solve this unpleasant situation. So, here are some tools that would immediately tell you when, for how long and why your website is down and would as well suggest you how to fix the downtime. Of course this list is not full and we are glad to receive any feedback from you concerning your personal experience of working with similar tools and services. By the way, most of these are paid tools but you can try out their free trial versions.

1. Host-Tracker

Monitoring period: every 1/5/15/30/60 minutes

Alert methods: HTTP

Error notifications via: e-mail address and SMS

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2. Uptime Robot

Monitoring period: every 5 minutes

Alert methods: HTTP/HTTPS-methods

Error notifications via: e-mail, SMS, RSS and Twitter.

This service will be free until 01 August 2011

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3. WebSitePulse

Monitoring period: every 1 minute

Alert methods: HTTP/HTTPS

Error notifications via: SMS, phone, email, Instant messenger and other

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4. Mon.itor.us

Monitoring period: every 30 minutes

Alert methods: HEAD/HTTP

Error notifications via: IM, SMS, E-mail, RSS

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5. Site24x7

Monitoring period: every 5/15/30/60 minutes

Alert methods: HTTP

Error notifications via: email, SMS or RSS

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6. Internet Seer

Monitoring period: every 60 minutes

Alert methods: HTTP/HTTPS

Error notifications via: E-mail, SMS, pager

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7. PingDom

Monitoring period: User set, from 1 minute upwards

Alert methods: HTTP

Error notifications via: E-mail, SMS, alerts via iPhone app

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8. SiteUptime

Monitoring period: every 2/5/15/30/60 minutes

Alert methods: HTTP

Error notifications via: e-mail and SMS

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