Top 7 Tools To Help Monitor a Website Downtime

Owning a website is such a hassle especially if you don’t have the proper tools to check whether your site is live or not. Moreover, it will be very impossible for you to keep an eye and stare at your monitor 24/7 to check the site’s status. Checking the site’s downtime is important so you won’t lose visitors, constant readers, and even your revenue.

Here, are the top 7 tools which can help, you monitor your website’s downtime.


ServiceUptime is a free remote website monitoring tool that is designed to ensure that your site is up and running. It alerts you whenever accessibility, availability, or performance problem occurs.

You don’t need to install any software in ServiceUptime just register to the site and set up your sites configuration, and settings when and how often ServiceUptime will notify when a problem occurs.


BasicState is a free website uptime monitor and alert services that will check your websites every 15 minutes. Signing up for a free account, you will get immediate alerts through SMS or email, and you can add up as many sites as you like. You can also configure backup, and emergency alert schedule so, to meet your preference.

However, the free service is only available for 10 free usage credits. If you want to continue using their services, you will have to pay $12.50 and get 50 service credits. You can have as many credits as you like which is better than paying for a monthly fee.


UptimeRobot is a free website monitoring tool that monitors your website every 5 minutes. You can add up to 50 websites and get alerts through SMS, Twitter, RSS, or through iPhone/iPad.

Unlike BasicState, UptimeRobot is completely free. There are no credits to pay nor monthly fees to think about.



HyperSpin is a monitoring tool that helps monitor your website’s uptime, Webserver status, and alerts you through SMS and Email notification.


AreMySitesUp is a plan-based monitoring tool that will check your website as frequently as once per minute and get unlimited notifications through email or SMS whether in the US or international. Additionally, this site tells why your site is down and provides suggestions whenever possible.

AreMySitesUp also offers iPhone applications, RSS feeds, keyword search, platinum-level support, multiple user accounts, voice calls, and the new Turbo Plans which is a faster and more optimized version of their standard plans.


DotComMonitor is another web monitoring service that have been helping companies increase ROI, and web functionality since 1998. DotComMonitor is not free you will need to pay at least $9.99 a month; however, it not only does it monitor your website, but monitors other things your website has like your web applications, FTP service, DNS, Mail, VOiP, Page load times, etc.

DotComMonitor alerts problems though phone, email, wireless email, SMS, cellphone,SNMP Trap and even a pager alert.


Pingdom is a service that helps you track uptime, downtime, and performance of your websites 24/7. It promises to deliver you notifications the minute a problem occurs so you can find a solution for it immediately. Pingdom also has detailed statistics of your website performance which you can review anytime of the day.

Pingdom uses a web-based control panel. They also have mobile apps for Android and iOS which will let you view report datas anywhere you are.


These website monitoring tool helps check whatever that needs attention and does all the work for you. Now you won’t need to stare at your monitor and wait for something to happen as even when you are outside relaxing at the beach, or just playing games, you will know what is happening in your website and can take immediate action when necessary.

4 thoughts to “Top 7 Tools To Help Monitor a Website Downtime”

  1. I use the paid version of pingdom and I don’t have a single complaint. There’s one thing though, when you start using this services you’ll drive crazy because sometimes your site goes down more often than you think 😛

  2. Some useful tools that I am sure going to use in the near future. Using Pingdom already but as I see you can do a lot with the other tools as well.

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