Would you like to know if your website is down without waiting for one of your customers to notify you?
One option is to make use of an online website monitoring service.
A quick search of the internet reveals numerous monitoring services each offering a range of features which can include
- monitoring from multiple countries
- basic authentication parameters
- frequency of monitoring
- limited free plan
- event notification email address
We have used the free edition of Uptime Robot which allows monitoring up to 50 websites sites with a maximum frequency of 5 minutes.
Monitoring your website has an additional benefit because it keeps low traffic web sites loaded making it more responsive when requested after being inactive for a period.