Online uptime or availability of a website is an important part of online business, because a site that is down cannot serve purchases and customers who want to find information about our products or services. Therefore we must place our site on a quality web hosting service provider.
After using a quality web hosting provider, of course we still have to monitor independently to ensure that our site is always up or down, so we can take the necessary precautions to ensure our site has a good uptime.
For large companies, they can create an independent monitoring system, but what about MSME businesses, social and personal organizations? Of course, you can’t always stare at the monitor all the time to see if your website is always active.
Luckily, nowadays there are various kinds of online services that can help us monitor the uptime of our site.
Below I inform you 3 free services that I actually use.
1. STATUS CAKE
Status Cake offers both free and paid packages. The free plan allows us to monitor 10 websites every 5 minutes. Notification when our site is down will be sent via email.
An example of the uptime report results from Status Cake for Ikahana can be seen at: statuscake.ikahana.com.
2. UPTIME ROBOT
Uptime Robot offers a free plan to monitor 50 websites every 5 minutes. If it is still not enough for your needs, a paid package is available. Notification when our site is down will be sent via email.
An example of the Uptime Robot report for Ikahana can be seen at: uptimerobot.ikahana.com.
3. FRESH PING
Fresh Ping is Fresh Works’ uptime monitoring service, offering monitoring of 50 websites in 1 minute intervals for free. Notification when our site is down will be sent via email.
An example of a Fresh Ping report for Ikahana can be found at: freshping.ikahana.com.
I hope the above article can help you monitor your website so you can be notified immediately when your site goes down.