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  • http://www.makshiinfotech.com/ SEO Company in India

    Very well written and informative post Jeff, website monitoring is absolutely necessary to keep updated with proper working of a website.

  • http://www.wonderoftech.com Carolyn Nicander Mohr

    Excellent and timely article. My site was down for a few minutes last night, I believe due to a hacker trying to break in. Ping doom sent me a text when my site was down and when it came back up. I already knew it was down, but couldn’t log into my hosting account to see what was going on.

    When I learned that my site was back up, I quickly logged into my account and blocked the IP address of the hacking site.

    I haven’t tried Monitor Scout, but I will check it out. Thanks for the good advice. The more we do to protect our sites, the more difficult we make life for hackers.

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  • Stew

    Great article for anyone who has the TIME and UNDERSTANDING to monitor all things that any networking administrator would consider important. When outsourcing services, most companies would expect a minimum SLA to deliver 99.9% up time and any managed downtime to be advised days in advance. HOWEVER with virtual services this has been further reduced and now its second not days and hours systems should be down for, however this required more hardware more software and server clustering to facilitate what is called business continuity. I think the argument should be, how valuable is an Internet presence to any business, and what should be their investment and commitment to it. I wouldnt blame a hosting company that charges very little yet deliver a lot, thats a lame excuse for bad management.

  • Francesco D’Agostino

    Great job! If I do not know what happens on my site, this is the worst thing that can happen. Worse than that? If my clients tell me: “Hey, look there!”

  • Francesco D’Agostino

    Great job! If I do not know what happens on my site, this is the worst thing that can happen. Worse than that? If my clients tell me: “Hey, look there!”

  • http://www.socialbakers.com/ Michal Smetana

    This is a very nice, thoughtful and informative post. Quite recently, I have been discussing this issue with one of my colleagues and we agreed that we have to take action. I have to say that this article would ease our job – back then – very much. Thank you very much.

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  • Steph

    Server monitoring checks provide the e-commerce director with the simple “dead or alive” declaration. Let’s remember if the service is focused on your server only, a very portion of your website availability is visible.

    If your website generates revenue, it is vital to invest in a more complex monitoring system in order to ensure the reliability of a more complex website. You must ask yourself what it is that you are trying to achieve. Is your customer trying to go through a checkout process front to back, or are they just there to ping your server?

    External monitoring is a huge player that will oversee every inch of these elements 24/7. Doing so will allow your company to provide a positive and enjoyable experience for your customers which will dramatically affect your bottom line. Rigor specializes in this type of monitoring.

  • http://www.facebook.com/albert.saintyves Albert Saint-Yves

    I use http://www.mojitoring.com

    I really like the design and the style. Actually there is no mail alert, but the dashborad is so cool.

  • Mike Brunet

    We monitor our Web sites using Pingdom (over HTTP/S) however for us monitoring email sync with mobile device is crucial. For that http://www.activesyncdr.com can be used as the email sync protocol cannot be monitored using the methods mentioned in this post.

  • http://www.woodstone.nu/salive Amma Rany

    Hi Jeff. very pleased to see the explanation. waiting for other interesting posts at a time when that will come.
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