if you want to be informed about downtimes of your website, you need a reliable uptime monitoring solution.
What is uptime and why should you care?
Uptime describes the period when a website is available and running as it should. It is measured in percent. High availability represents 99.999% - which is a yearly downtime of less than 5.26 minutes.
Downtime is the opposite of uptime. When a website is down, it cannot generate sales, and leaves a bad reputation with customers. Often, expensive advertising efforts are lost, and acting fast is essential.
Setting up Uptime Monitoring
Uptime Monitoring checks the availability and the response time of your website and publically accessible infrastructure. A monitoring solution will alert you of a problem within seconds or minutes.
Alerts need to be available via your preferred channels: Email, SMS, Slack or Webhooks.
Typical monitoring frequencies are 1 to 5 minutes - depending on your dependence on your website.
Alarms should be verified in order to avoid false alarms which keep you up at night. This typically works by triple checking failures before issuing an alarm.
Uptime monitoring checks Websites, EMail Servers, Firewalls, and Web Servers.
HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, SMTP, POP3, IMAP, and Web Page Content check (which validates a certain string to be executed on the web page).