Owning and maintaining a website is hard work that includes a ton of the daily routine. And there is one thing that’s vital to get along with - website monitoring. It is required to keep availability and stability of the website, as well as to prevent and quickly fix issues as soon as possible. So it needs to be done no matter how you do it. To do HTTP, ICMP, SMTP, SNMP, and TCP protocol checks, various speed tests, server stability issues monitoring, site statistics gathering and a lot more simultaneously, you’ll be in need of a reliable toolkit.
Of course, you can check everything the old fashioned way - by using a ton of different hard-coded scripts or specific software. It’s really a pain below your back though, because you’ll be working with them separately. And those tools, even properly configured, won’t let you be reactive at finding and fixing issues when the website is shut.
But there’s a modern way of doing that. You can use a specific yet very complex service to deal with all the stuff instead of you. As far as I know, there’s at least one website monitoring service that’s reliable enough and is capable of doing everything a webmaster might need - HostTracker. It’s an all-in-one toolkit to deal with literally every website monitoring task. And everything will be done literally automatically from more than 140 access points around the globe.
To use all of its capabilities, you’ll need only to sign up by filling a registration form or by creating a new user via social networks account link. Right after that you’ll have 30 days to get along with everything for free before paying. It’s a HostTracker testing ground for newcomers, working just the same as one of the paid packages. It’ll allow you to try everything out for free in real conditions without limitations in terms of functionality. Of course, it’ll take some time to learn it all and properly configure everything. But its services will work on their own without any need of interfering into monitoring sequence.
HostTracker functionality also includes a fully working notification system. It’ll instantly alert you about any failed check that was designated as vital for the website and must be fixed as soon as possible. Its integrated instant notification system will send you a message so you can respond quickly and resolve any issues as soon as possible. Plus, notifications can be integrated into just about any popular messenger or messaging system - its services can even notify you via HTML POST. And, of course, it can notify you using classic calls or SMS.