an even more fantastic free web server monitor


A comment on my previous post on using Montastic and Site Uptime to monitor your web servers led me to a free web server monitor that I signed up to a few months back but quickly forgot because I encountered problems when I first used it.

I revisted my account and boy is it turning out to be a great service. If you’re a website owner or a blogger running your blog in a web hosting account, you should use to keep tabs of downtimes of your web servers. (click on photo to view larger image) interface

In the few days since I re-activated my account, I found better than Montastic and Site Uptimes free service combined. When I first used, it was really slow and I wasnt getting any idea thats why I completely forgot about my beta account with the site. The site now loads faster and gives you a lot of data on the accessibility of the web servers you monitor.

What it offers: monitors your web server from various locations and alerts you when the servers are down or the response time is slower than 3,000 ms. According to, having response time more than (3,000 ms) means your site is too slow and you might lose your clients. alerts you of downtimes via e-mail, instant messaging, SMS and RSS feeds. I tried the SMS alert but I never got any SMS message when detected downtime in one of the sites I manage. does not specify in its site which mobile phone carriers they can send messages to. alerts sent via e-mail and its RSS feed for your server monitors are dependable.

In fact, was able to detect downtimes not caught by the free Site Uptime account and Montastic in one of the web servers I manage.

Response times also exceeds other services of its type because it also tracks the response times of your web servers. Montastic and Site Uptime just alert you whenever any of your servers are down. The two sites do not track how fast or slow your web servers are. also archives the data it gathers in monitoring your web servers. You can have a graph of your sites uptime records and web server response times, archived by the period when these data were taken. Neither Montastic nor Site Uptime has this.

Interface has a better user interface than either Site Uptime or Montastic. It gives you an online workspace where you can organize your data and the servers you are monitoring.

The interface is done in Ajax, which allows you to add and edit services without having to load an entirely new page. also offers you the choice of different ways to present your data: as a table or as a bar or line graph (see photo).

If you run multiple blogs and sites in different server hosting accounts, you can arrange the data into different pages in your workspace. This way, you get a better presentation of the hosting uptime and server response times of your different sites.

You can also monitor your competitors web server uptime and response times in your Benchmark Sites page. That way, youd know if your competitor is using a better web hosting plan or company. pledges in its blog that its basic services will remain free and that theyll be monetizing it through ads. They said that theyll only be charging for premium services that theyll be adding later.

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  1. Thanks for positive response about
    As currently the service is in beta release, it doesn’t support SMS type of alert notification, but it definitely will!

  2. Thanks team. We do perfect work.
    They have very high spead and very wonderful UI. I haven’t words about their charts and rich ajaxian desktop. I am very happy that we can use this free and modern site. It stands very high compare with another sites of this sphere.

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