Are you monitoring your website Uptime? Because No one wants to see their Website down for a Single Minute. It doesn’t matter what kind of website you are working on. anytime your website could go down.
it is not an easy job to keep eye on your website 24 hours? No one can keep visiting the website to check out that Website is doing fine. if you want to keep your website alive 24 hours and want to monitor your server uptime so today I am gonna show you the online tool which you can use to monitor your website uptime.
The same Online tool we have been using since the birth of Onlineliken.
Here in this article, I will only focus on Online tool Uptime Robot. Uptime Robot is one of the best free online tool to keep monitoring your WordPress Website up.
Using Uptime robot free account is enough to monitor your website. But if you want to get more feature of this tool. you need to pay premium account.
If you sign up with a free account they only will send you to alert on your email in case your website goes down.
But if you want to get some pro feature such as SMS on a cell phone, twitter, push, Slack, HipChat, for these features you need to go with a pro plan.
How Does Uptime Robot Works?
Uptime Robot monitors Website in every 5 minutes. You can increase that timer if you want. but you must keep it as low as possible.
Uptime Robot asks website headers, kind of status code from a website such as “200-Ok”. If it is “200” then your website working fine. If the status code increase more than 400+ or 500+ then this could be a problem.
It means that your website is not working properly. It always makes sure if the site is down Uptime Robot send several more checks in Next 30 seconds. But still, if the is site down Uptime Robot sends you an alert on your email address.
Is Uptime Robot is free?
Yes, You can use Uptime Robot basic features for free such as getting email on your email address in case the site goes down. But if you want to take more advantages of all other features of Uptime robot so you need to go with Their pro Plan. But for a basic website, the free plan works fine.
That was a little bit about Uptime Robot. Now let’s get in and start configuring Uptime Robot to monitor your Website uptime.
Configuring Uptime Robot To monitor WordPress Website
To use Uptime Robot you need to sign up. Enter your First-last name, Email Address, and password. Or if you have already have done that just go ahead and click on Login. Since I have already got an account on Uptime Robot so I will just login in there.
This is what you probably gonna see over there. once you log in to Uptime Robot dashboard.
I haven’t added any website so far. That way there nothing to monitors. Once you add website then Uptime Robot will start monitoring your Website.
Let’s add a website to Uptime Robot.
to add website Just click on +Add New Monitor.
Choose monitor Type HTTP(S) because Uptime Robot is going to see your website is up or not. So I will choose HTTP(S).
And on Friendly Name choose any name that you want. But choose a name related to your website that will be easy to remember.
I will choose Onlineliken because my website name is Onlineliken.com it’s pretty matching and will be easy to remember.
URL (or IP) section Enter the website URL that you want to Monitor.
In Monitoring Interval you can Set how often you want Uptime Robot to check your website. The fasted interval is Every 5 minutes and the longest is every 24 hours. This is really up to you. But you must choose fasted interval because we do not want to see our website down for a single minute.
This so important “Alert Contacts To Notify” For example, Your website goes down, To whom Uptime Robot should Contact? Here you will see your email that you have used while signing Up. So Check your email And Click on Create Monitor.
That’s it, I have successfully added my website. Now click on your website name and check some details.
I will click on mine which I have added. To check some more details. I will click on Onlineliken.com.
Great! That what you will find a report about your website on Uptime Robot dashboard. As you can see my website reports.
100% up From Last 24 Hours. 99.78% From last 7 Days. And 99.86% from the last 30 days.
This is how Uptime Robot shows the details of your website. To see more details just scroll down.
See how Uptime Robot has been Monitoring my website since I have added. All Green that shows my website is 200 OK. And all Red means Website did not look good. It was down.
This is how Uptime Robot keeps eye on your website and send notification if Your site goes down. Now, let’s move to some more settings.
Go ahead and click on My Settings. There you will find some personal settings. But scroll down to Alert Contacts. Here you can change the way you have been contacting. If you want to change click on Add Alert Contact.
Here you will be able to change the way that you want to be contacted. If you want to choose PRO SMS then you need to upgrade your account from free to Pro Plan.
Since a Free Plan has been Working fine for me and hopes it will also do for you as well. If you Need Pro plan it is not that much expensive. They only going to charge you $4.5/ A Month.
This is how we can add our website to Uptime Robot and get Notification from It whenever our website Goes Down. If you are not monitoring your website just Go ahead add your website to Uptime Robot and start monitoring it.
Because your Hosting Provider does not want you to know whenever your website goes down. This may be upsetting when the site goes down.