Website downtime is inevitable. No matter how well you plan or how great your hosting is, things can and will go wrong. The important thing is to be prepared for when they do and have a plan in place to quickly get your site back up and running. Part of that plan should include setting up website uptime monitoring to notify you as soon as your site goes down. Then you can spring into action and fix the problem before too much damage is done. This post will show you how to get notified when your website does down.
1) The first thing you need to do is sign up for a free account with a website monitoring service. We recommend Uptime Robot or StatusCake.
2) Once you have an account set up, you'll need to add your website URL and choose how often you want the service to check whether your site is up or not. We recommend checking every 5 minutes or so.
3) Now it's time to add your notification method. The most popular notification method is email, but some people prefer to get notified via text message or push notification. Choose whichever method you prefer and add the necessary information (like your email address or phone number).
4) That's it! You're all set up and ready to go. Now, whenever your website goes down, you'll be the first to know!
No one wants their website to go down, but unfortunately, it's just a fact of life on the internet. The good news is that there are ways to get notified as soon as your site does go down, so you can work on fixing the problem as quickly as possible. We recommend using an uptime monitoring service like Uptimerobot or StatusCake - all of which are quick and easy to do. We use Uptimerobot for our client-managed websites. By taking these measures, you can rest assured knowing that you'll be one of the first people to know if your website ever goes down.