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Free Website Uptime Monitoring Software

Updated on August 27, 2008

Know exactly when your website is down

One of the biggest challenges that a webmaster can face is keeping track of when there are problems with their websites. Though many hosting companies promise 99.9% uptime, the truth of the matter is that it is quite often more than that.

But if you don't know if your website is down, you don't realize how many dollars are slipping through your fingers. Also, if you are with a cheap hosting company, you might find that by monitoring the uptime of your site, you realize that you are not getting your moneys worth out of the service that you have.

This is even more important as you move into a larger and larger network of sites. It gets to the point where it is almost impossible to keep track of them all - that is when you need uptime monitoring software.

Free Uptime Monitoring Software

Though I had looked into many different products on the market that offered a website monitoring service, I just didn't have it in my budget to pay for the extra service.

So, I thought that I would look for some free services and software that was available online. I tried a number of them, but most of them didn't do what I needed them to do properly.

It wasn't until I found Integrio Uptime Scout that I found software perfect for the job. It allowed me to add an unlimited number of sites, and set the interval for checking them to as little as 30 seconds.

If you have a website and want to know how often the site goes down and how reliable your hosting is, you should give it a try. It does a great job, and the best part - it is free.

What is your Favorite Uptime Monitor?

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      glassvisage 8 years ago from Northern California

      This tool is great for webmasters. Thanks for putting this on the web!

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      compu-smart 8 years ago from London UK

      Neat!!!

      Sweet!!;)

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      Eric Lee 8 years ago

      That looks like a good tool. I've using an online version called http://www.internetuptimemonitor.com to monitor all my websites uptimes. Good article.

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      Monie Maunay 8 years ago from manila, philippines

      While most of this is all Greek to me, I intend to build my own site sometime. This tool is really sensible, kudos on your informative hub!

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      Kevin 8 years ago

      Great article! I have been using internet based uptime monitoring. But recently saw an article saying that you are sharing all your website stats with them.

      Finding a good free software program was a time consuming task until I found your article.

      Thanks!

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      Jamo 7 years ago

      Brilliant little tool, I have a vps with several sites and this is indenspensible for me to keep the host privider on their toes, thank you for helping me find it.

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      Akalanka 6 years ago

      Thanks a lot.This helped me so much. I was looking for this kind of software.

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      Michael Smith 5 years ago

      Nice hub! It's true that sometimes there can be a big difference between the claims made by a hosting company and your own personal experiences. The majority of companies promise a 99.9% uptime, however when you actually host your website with them, you may see downtimes quite frequently. Presently, I have hosted my website with HostGator and I have not noticed any significant downtime for the past three years. Nevertheless, a downtime monitoring software can indeed be very useful in order for you to have an idea of the actual uptime you're getting.

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      Tagesgeld 5 years ago

      Excellent tip, Integrio Uptime Scout does exactly what I was looking for. It's the ideal, minimalist uptime monitoring tool for hobby webmasters and small businesses. It comes with all the essential features for uptime monitoring and it can even perform a template/regex check which makes the uptime checks more meaningful.

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