Hi All, this is Adi again.

I wanted to talk about a tool I use on a daily basis to monitor my websites. The tool is UpDown, this is an online tool that offers a service to monitor a website's downtime.

Site up-time is something every client is concerned about and the quickest solution to get notified when a site is down, is to use a tool to continuously monitor a site using a tool like UpDown.

I was first introduced to UpDown by a client of mine who was monitoring their sites using it and right away I knew the ways it could help me and my clients. Below is a list of features I continue to use this tool.


  1. Email, SMS and API alert
  2. Very, very cheap - credit based
  3. Ping from multiple locations
  4. SSL Certificate Check
  5. Can customize the HTTP request
  6. Can check for custom response text
  7. Check intervals ranging from 15 seconds to 1 hour
  8. Custom status page for each website
  9. Up to 6 months data retention
  10. Detailed report for the past 24 hours

I know there are 100s of other alternates, I have tried a few of them but when compared to UpDown, none of those stand a chance. One other tool I recently tried was FreshPing by FreshDesk. This is a completely free to use for now, but it still lacks crucial features like Interval Check range, SSL Certificate check, Ping from multiple locations.

I have added a referral link to UpDown service, take a look if you are interested.


You can look into my service and my past projects at SimplestWeb.in.

Thank You


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