Ive found the best website monitoring service :-)

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The BEST web monitoring service available is Absent Brain. It is a very reliable Ireland based service. With multiple location servers in New York, Denver and England, you can be sure that the statistics are always accurate. Currently there is a full 2000 mbps (2GiG-E connections) supplying the Data Center, some of the fastest and most reliable out there. In OC fiber line terms that’s close to 3 OC-12 lines and 1 OC-3 line. Absent Brain uses unique software that checks your server inside and out. Also, not only your server can be checked. Any device that can be linked to a port can be checked. Everyone I know who uses Absent Brain thinks it is really good. And now, the new Gold and Platinum packages offer SMS masages for webmasters who want their site status on the go. Absent Brain comes highly recommended and is at a very competitive price. A must for all webmasters!
Check it out Here. Signup now!
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Do you pay in pounds? what is the currency for their service?
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they accept pounds or dollars form most major credit cards. See the link I gave for full details
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You might also want to try PingALink. Pretty sophisticated and cheap by most standards. They helped me track down a bad DNS zone file I had and it saved my butt big time. :D
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you forgot the [shameless plug] and [/shameless plug] tags! Where was I, oy yes, website monitoring services.

[shameless plug]I am working on a website monitoring software that runs on your own computer rather than on somone else's server. It will be a one-time fee and will have all the features of every good server-side monitoring service out there. If anyone's interested in a beta copy, PM me.[/shameless plug]
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We use Alertra for all our servers. Works like a charm and works without any issues.
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Oh boy, I forgot the URL !

http://www.alertra.com

Works from multiple locations and is rock solid !
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I agree that alertra.com provides affordable and reliable service.
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Take a gander at Spong.

[url]spong.sourceforge.net[/url]

It's free, and easily installed/customizable/scalable.

Cheers.
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Well, since we're going on and on, I do want to add that pingalink has clients like the United Nations, TDK, National Multiple MS Socitety, HP, and Pfizer keep me there. The price compared to the features can't be beat either... :D
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SiteUptime.com is who we prefer / use.
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Yeah, i've heard of SiteUpTime.com they look good, aswell as they provide free server uptime monitoring, but they also provide paid services.
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Has anybody tried Dotcom-Monitor Website Monitoring? They offer a whole suite of different monitoring plans, including a free one.

To have your website monitored for free, just follow these three simple steps.

1. Go to https://www.dotcom-monitor.com/SSL/Client_JoinForm.asp?
2. Fill in the form, selecting "Lifetime Lite I"
3. Go to http://www.dotcom-monitor.com/stamps.asp and pick up a stamp to place on your home page. Monitoring will begin automatically.
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Hi,

you should give nmsalert at <a href="http://www.nmsalert.com">website monitoring</a> a try.

Their service is free for non-commercials and personal homepages and the service is good (checks every 5 minutes, can check certain services).

I work for them, let me know if you have any questions ...

Cheers,
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How do these companys work?
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There's a pretty good explanation here: http://www.dotcom-monitor.com/web-site-monitoring.asp
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well, at http://www.nmsalert.com we do several tests to monitor your server.

the default configuration works like this:

we check every 5 minutes if your server is alive (PING).

if the server is alive, we check, if the services you specified are running (like HTTP, DNS, FTP, SMTP or many others).

In case of a failure, we try again 3 times, if they all fail, you get alerted by email, fax or sms on your mobile.

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Personally, I'd rather use software that I pay for once, and install and run on my own system.

I shopped around a few of the website monitoring services and see that if you want to monitor 1 (one) URL once every 5 minutes, it can cost from US$10/month to US$25/month. That's one bloody URL! :x

Or you can buy a program like WebWatchBot (http://www.webwatchbot.com) and pay a one-off fee of US$199

Go with software not the online stuff and save some money. :D
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Personally, I'd rather use software that I pay for once, and install and run on my own system.


Great. So you will know when YOU can access your website and how long YOUR computer takes to download the site and whether YOUR password is functioning and whether YOU can submit the forms.

The reason website monitoring services cost more, if because they perform multiple functions from multiple locations around the globe to tap into the traffic flow og the Internet's backbone. All the leading services are spread across the world.

But then again, I saved money when I bought that home lobotomy kit, so who am I to talk. :twisted:
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Personally I think this is SPAM. Afterall this thread is a year old!

asterisk wrote:
Personally, I'd rather use software that I pay for once, and install and run on my own system.

I shopped around a few of the website monitoring services and see that if you want to monitor 1 (one) URL once every 5 minutes, it can cost from US$10/month to US$25/month. That's one bloody URL! :x

Or you can buy a program like WebWatchBot (http://www.webwatchbot.com) and pay a one-off fee of US$199

Go with software not the online stuff and save some money. :D
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We actually just went through the process of shopping for a robust monitoring solution. We used to use (and still do) siteuptime for general server pings and an overall indication of server uptime stats. However, we found them, and similar services lacking in serious monitoring capabilities...

We ended up going with IPCheck. I cant recommend this solution enough. Installs on any Windows system and THOROUGHLY and accurately monitors and reports on pretty much any service you can think of. The really nice part is we installed it on one of our local PC's and then rented a windows VPS from a 3rd party and instantly have monitoring from 2 locations off of our network (will probably add another small VPS in Europe eventually to get an idea of what those folks are experiencing on our servers...)

Anyway - as far as commercial grade stuff goes, I highly recommend people give this a try -
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Please try http://www.ez-noc.com
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We use http://www.siteuptime.com as well as the pre-provided service from our data centers.

asterisk: In my personal opinion, connections in the home aren't stable enough to trust with something like the uptime of your website. Plus it always helps to have multiple sources in case there are routing issues between yourself and the site.
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I use HPulse.com now for my sites and server.
It can send a jabber message, e-mail or SMS on failure or slow responses.
I can type any custom message in notification.
You can check features at http://hpulse.com/features.xhtml and try it for free.
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Most of them just ping your website every now and then and document if there is a response or not, they use this data to "calculate" your uptime.
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HPulse.com not only ping, it monitor HTTP, FTP, POP3, IMAP, SMTP, SSH, Jabber/XMPP and can give you RSS channel with response times of ping/TCP-connect/TCP-response. For details look at http://hpulse.com/features.xhtml
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Hi all!
Have you tried http://mon.itor.us ? Its really cool and its free.
It allows to monitor your website performance and availability. It also provides such services as visitors tracking, the Uptime Snapshot widget at Google, Yahoo!, Live, Netvibes, MAC OS X Desktop !
Snapshot is also available on Mobile at this url: http://mobile.monitis.com .
You can add your tests at mon.itor.us site and view
the latest state of real time monitored sites via Uptime Snapshot.
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Well, I'll throw my hat in the uptime monitor ring, and suggest:

basicstate.com

You get most of the functionality of the big services, and pay nothing.
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MON.ITOR.US released premium service http://monitis.com. It monitors sites every 5 minutes. Five checks are free. It provides external and internal monitoirng.

Very attractive interface!
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Really, good. But do you really want to be woken up in the middle of the night when the site goes down temporarily for a routine reboot?

Happens all the time about 3am to me !
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