Even though datacenter technologies have come a long way, downtimes are still a reality that most of us bloggers have to face at one point or another. Your web host may offer a 99.999 % uptime guarantee but the fact that no host gives a 100% uptime guarantee proves the point that as there is no such thing as a free lunch, there is also no perfect webhost.
So, what do you do when your website inevitably goes down ? Inform your webhost about it ? Open a support ticket sit in one corner of your house sulking ?
While it is true that you can’t do much to bring your website up once it’s down, you can definitely reduce the downtime by informing your webhost about it as soon as you come to know about it.
Wasitup makes the process of monitoring your website as easy as letting them know the URL of your website and the email address to contact when the website goes down.
You can monitor upto 10 websites for free and WasitUp checks each of those websites every 5 minutes to see if they’re responding or not.
If you’ve filled up your quota of 10 websites, you can go to the Manage Monitorings link and remove some URLs from the list to make room for some more.
While website monitoring services are dime-a-dozen and some of them offer a lot many features, WasitUp distinguishes itself from the crowd by being the simplest service possible for the task. And it gets my vote for exactly the same reason.
Do you guys use any service to monitor your website for uptime ? Which are your favorites services for the purpose ?