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Which website uptime monitor do you use?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by BULKCOMMENTS Network, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. BULKCOMMENTS Network

    BULKCOMMENTS Network Junior Member

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    As we all know (or should know), website uptime is very important to the success of our sites. A site that is down or spotty too often can run away visitors, leads and sales.

    And believing every word our hosting company tells us "Oh we offer 100% uptime, or 99.99% uptime blah blah blah" can't always be trusted. So we have to be smart and monitor the uptime of our sites to make sure that we're actually getting the service and reliability that they promise.

    For website monitoring, I currently use uptimerobot and montastic. They are both free and so far they do the trick as far as I can see. With uptimerobot, I just login to their panel every so often to check my the uptime of my sites. And montastic sends me an email if it detects any downtime.

    So which website uptime monitoring service do you use?
    (Please indicate if it's free or paid. And if it's paid, please explain what advantages you feel it offers over free.)
     
  2. Aty

    Aty Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I was using Uptimerobot but after a while it started sending me false downtime notifications.
     
  3. CenTex Hosting

    CenTex Hosting Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    you can use uptimerobot or http://www.cloudstats.me/ both are going to be on the low end but should get the job done for you
     
  4. davids355

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    Don't use one right now but in the past I have used pingdom which was very reliable.
     
  5. Inlisted

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    +1 to pingdom
     
  6. MahdiSouri

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    I am using Uptimerobot
     
  7. andrewmp

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    Uptimerobot.com works fine for me.
     
  8. BuildMoreLinks

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    +1 for pingdom again just because its much more reliable.
     
  9. chris barker

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    I used downnotifier.com

    Free to monitor upto five websites...if you want to monitor more than five sites, create multiple accounts..
     
  10. Security Tester

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    Since I have a WordPress site, I use Jetpack. Sends me an email whenever it notifies my website is down, and so far I have found it very reliable. When my site was down for a few minutes for maintenance work I received an email within a minute. It's free too, although it has a premium plan. Not really sure what the premium plan has to offer, though. The plugin itself is btw way more than just a uptime monitor. It has a lot of different features. If you own a WordPress site I would definitely go with this one ;-)
     
  11. oni365

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    I use eranker.com