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.
- Email, SMS and API alert
- Very, very cheap - credit based
- Ping from multiple locations
- SSL Certificate Check
- Can customize the HTTP request
- Can check for custom response text
- Check intervals ranging from 15 seconds to 1 hour
- Custom status page for each website
- Up to 6 months data retention
- 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.