With the holiday season in full swing many of us will be away from our desk and traveling to visit family and friends. But these travels do not have to impact the way we monitor our websites! Take a look at these 3 website monitoring tools that will keep you notified and alert of all your websites activity while you are on the road.
100pulse – FREE
This simple to use tool will allow you to monitor your websites uptime and offers alerts via email, social media and other to let you know when your services may be down.
100pulse also offers port, imap, ftp, MySQL and many other monitoring services that will let you know when your database or email may be acting up. Knowing when these services are down is critical in keeping a stable website up and running while on the go!
UptimeRobot – FREE
UptimeRobot is unique and powerful. It will monitor your website and allow you to be notified every 5 mintues ( ~1 minute with a paid plan) and even has the option to be notified via SMS so while you are chomping down on your turkey leg you can do it safe knowing your website is still up and running!
It has a unique second check feature that prevents false downtime reports that will allow the tool to make other checks if your initial website uptime check fails.
pingdom – PAID
This full Webmaster suite of tools will give you all the edge you need to keep your website in tip top function and shape! With plans starting at $15/mo along with the free trial offer you really can’t afford to NOT have this tool under your sleeve this Holiday season.
Features include transaction monitoring which will check and ensure all sign-up, download and other important links on your website are still online and working. It has a full API feature that will allow you to incorporate this tool along side other tools you may use to monitor and secure your website.
Keep in mind that the website information is not 100% accurate. If you see large down time with us, check our server status page to see if your server had any issues. If there hasn’t been any issues, look and see if something else caused your website to appear down with these monitoring tools. Be sure you are following our Facebook and Twitter pages to stay up to date with the latest in webmaster tips, updates for web software, everything x10Hosting, and more!