Uptime Monitor Advantages:
- Keep you hosting company honest
- Present Reports of Site Uptime and Downtime
- Know you site went down before your customers
- Ensure that your staff or responsible parties are aware of the site going down so they can fix it.
For those who are not familiar with this service, a website uptime monitor checks you to see if your website is up and operational.
If your site is down the uptime monitor service notifies you. This can be one of many methods, email, sms text message, even by twitter.
Many of the better services combines all of the uptime and response data to create reports.
A good uptime monitoring service should check the website uptime from several locations around the globe. Multiple check points will ensure that the site is up and it is actually a router that is down somewhere on the Internet.
This is extremely useful for people who are making money on the web and downtime means lost revenue, for companies or individuals who host their own server and it is their responsibility to keep the website up and running. For people who do not want calls from their customers telling them that their site is down.