Monitor Website Uptime: 5 Top WordPress Downtime Monitoring Services
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Monitor Website Uptime: 5 Top WordPress Downtime Monitoring Services

August 12, 2019

Even if you’re already taking all the necessary
precautions to maintain and protect it, your WordPress website can still go down, sometimes,
for reasons that you are unable to control. In this video, I am going to talk about the
five best tools and plugins that will help you keep track of your website’s status. Let’s get started! ManageWP Worker is the plugin that synchronizes
the ManageWP platform with your site. The plugin provides some basic features for
free, but the uptime monitoring feature is only available in the premium plan. How does it work? While you install it on your WordPress site,
most of the action takes place in a separate dashboard provided by ManageWP, which monitors
all of your sites in one place. So once you install the plugin, you need to
go to your ManageWP account and add your site’s URL there. Next, once things are all set, go to Uptime
Monitoring and activate the add-on, which will costs you $1 per month for one site. You can then get notifications via Email,
Slack or SMS Orbit Fox is our own good-to-have-around-the-house
plugin, which adds extra functionality to your websites in minutes. The tool comes with free modules that you
can activate independently based on your needs. The uptime monitoring is one toggle away after
you install the plugin. So, after you check Activate for Uptime Monitoring,
a pop-up will ask you for your email address. From then on, Orbit Fox will send you an email
if your site ever goes down. Apart from uptime monitoring, Orbit Fox provides
multipurpose add-ons, such as social media icons, page builder widgets, templates, free
stock photos etc. In short, this tool is offering a fast, free,
and basic solution to monitor WordPress uptime. Another nice thing about Orbit Fox is that
you don’t need an account to have it running; just activate the plugin and the modules you
need. Jetpack is quite similar to Orbit Fox. It is a multipurpose plugin that does a bit
of everything, and helping you monitor WordPress uptime is one of those things. To use the plugin, you just need to activate
it, connect it to your account, and enable your desired modules. In this case, you specifically want the Downtime
Monitoring feature in the Security tab. Click on the settings at the top of the Downtime
Monitoring box in the dashboard, select your preferences, and you’re good to go. The plugin will start monitoring your site
and will send you an email if it goes down. Keep in mind that Jetpack does not offer advanced
monitoring, but only basic checks and notifications when your site goes offline. Also, you don’t have any advanced settings
for customization. Uptime Robot is a free tool entirely devoted
to uptime monitoring. It lets you add 50 websites, pages, or forms,
that are checked every five minutes. To start the adventure, you need to create
an account here. The cool thing is that it will allow you to
monitor WordPress uptime without the need for a plugin. After you log in, you will be redirected to
the Uptime Robot dashboard, where you need to add your own website. Click Add New Monitor
Select your monitor type and details and then just enter your site’s URL. For more features and functionality, you can
upgrade to their premium plan, where you can get a larger number of monitors that check
more frequently. Last but not least, InternetVista is a paid
solution for businesses that need to put their sites under observation. Their motto is “Uptime is money”, which
is definitely true for professionals. Even though the tool doesn’t provide free
services, you can test it by signing up for their free trial period that lasts 31 days. Once you sign up, you can add your site and
view its stats in a dedicated dashboard. In the Applications tab, you can set up your
preferences regarding the alerts and what pages you would like to monitor. InternetVista lets you manage more than only
websites: you can also add forms, landing pages, and other kinds of URLs that you want
to get notified about. And in the Media tab, you can choose how you
want to be alerted – by email, SMS, Twitter, Slack etc. These are our recommendations to monitor WordPress
uptime and downtime regularly, so you can make sure everything works smoothly on your
site. But in case we did miss something important,
we would like to hear it from you. You’d make us happy if you would share your
own methods for monitoring your website via the comments section below. By the way, which one of the tools in this
video is your favorite?

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