What's the best website monitoring service?

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Hey, everyone,

First of all - thanks to everyone who contributes anywhere on this forum. What a fantastic gift you all give and I hope you are all richly rewarded!

I am about to go live with my first web site and I'm wondering what services any of you recommend for monitoring if your web stie goes down and somehow notifying you...

Sorry if I'm not asking this completely clear...

Thanks, all, and hav a wonderful day,

- Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
    Originally Posted by TheAngelGuy View Post

    Hey, everyone,

    First of all - thanks to everyone who contributes anywhere on this forum. What a fantastic gift you all give and I hope you are all richly rewarded!

    I am about to go live with my first web site and I'm wondering what services any of you recommend for monitoring if your web stie goes down and somehow notifying you...

    Sorry if I'm not asking this completely clear...

    Thanks, all, and hav a wonderful day,

    - Paul
    Are you on shared hosting? Were you guaranteed 99 percent uptime or something?

    Personally, I don't monitor it. I've noticed stuff go down a couple of times during their maintenance, but it's never been long enough to really complain. That is over 3-4 years time.

    Did you ask your host if they have something in place for that?
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  • Profile picture of the author Azzurro
    Hi Paul

    You could try InternetSeer Website Monitoring, they send you a weekly report on your site and an email when your site is down, and it's free!, there are other service's available on the web for monitoring, but I find Interseer good for my basic needs.

    Thanks
    Azzurro
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  • Profile picture of the author TheAngelGuy
    Thanks, all.

    I'm quite familiar with hosting uptime due to working once in shared hosting tech support.

    But what I'm talking about is more of a "site offline" thing than server down which could be due to hacking or something else.

    These types of things hosts do NOT monitor.

    Thanks, all, for the replies!

    - Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author zoobie
    I used monitorius.. They have a free option about that and you can benchmark with sites like Google and see how your host is performed.

    So far I found hostgator is the most stable one that I have been using, the next one will be KT marketing hosting4wealth and next one will be dreamhost. But hosting4wealth and dream host sometimes swap places.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
      When I benchmarked Dreamhost last year, they came in at ~88% uptime!

      Originally Posted by zoobie View Post

      I used monitorius.. They have a free option about that and you can benchmark with sites like Google and see how your host is performed.

      So far I found hostgator is the most stable one that I have been using, the next one will be KT marketing hosting4wealth and next one will be dreamhost. But hosting4wealth and dream host sometimes swap places.
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      • Profile picture of the author scottallison
        I have been using the paid version of SiteUptime for a few years and I am very satisfied.

        They are reliable and the price is fair in my opinion.

        Scott
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  • Profile picture of the author jacktackett
    I use the following site - its free for small users:

    Free website monitoring service: Montastic

    When I ran in house datacenters I used Web Site Monitoring by Keynote Red Alert for my external monitoring and netsaint/Nagios for internal monitoring.

    If you want to see stats on uptime and other interesting information on web hosting, check out this site:

    Netcraft Ltd - Internet Research, Anti-Phishing and PCI Security Services

    best of luck,
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  • Profile picture of the author kalios
    I vote also for www.montastic.com. Great service, rich features.
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  • Profile picture of the author delta_secret
    Site Uptime
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  • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
    I've moved over to SiteUptime with a $48/yr fee. It has saved my butt so many times. It checks every 5 minutes.
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  • Profile picture of the author imkazu
    I used to manage around 30 servers, and used negios for it ..
    There's a learning curve, but its quite flexible and you could monitor individual services. quite a powerful piece of software
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  • Profile picture of the author vortextube
    I have used the website monitoring service called pingmetrix.com. It was previously called 'protoping' for a number of years. Its good stuff and just works. It can check for content changes, status codes, and regular expression tests. I currently use it to monitor around a dozen sites that are hosted through our enterprise. It alerts one of two systems teams for investigation to our ticketing system email and to sms devices. This includes our on-call pager folks. Has not let me down and I would recommend it.
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  • Profile picture of the author BenKJunya
    Pingability is a good site all you need to do is tell them what websites and services have to be monitored. It will monitor those sites as often as you like.If the service goes down on your website it will notify you via phone, text or an email.
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  • Profile picture of the author Abitha
    I have been using the free website monitoring service offered by 100pulse.com. My site has never gone down. I am very much satisfied with their service. I get alerts through gmail, igoogle, twitter and sms. Even I find the cost of their service reliable. I suggest you to try out their service.
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