“Is this site down?” How to quickly check a website’s status

Jason Shaw | June 29th, 2020

Your customers have high expectations when it comes to your website.

Having a great website design, informative content and a nice mobile experience are all basic requirements for any site.

But there’s one factor that’s more important than all of these. It’s a real deal-breaker. That is, whether your site is open for business 24/7.

Is your site down? Or scoring low on speed tests and load times? Goodbye!

Using an online service to continuously check your site status is the best way to know right away if your online store is down.

Website Availability Checker

  • Enter URL (eg: http://www.google.com)

“Excuse me, I think your site might be down”

This is probably one of the most cringe-worthy things to hear when someone is trying to do business with you. It’s embarrassing. It’s also completely avoidable if you have the right people managing your website. Every good webmaster should be using automated tools to continuously check your website’s status.

People who purchase free or cheap services from hosting companies may be more susceptible to poorly performing sites.

Website Down Checker Tool

How to check if your website is down

If you regularly check the status of your web property you can get a pretty good idea about the quality of the web hosting provider.

A site availability checker, like the one above, can be a helpful tool to figure out what’s going on.

Simply enter your website’s URL into the tool and hit the “Test” button.

What is a server monitoring service?

Sounds complicated and expensive but that’s far from the truth. In fact, website status checkers are one of the most cost-effective ways to discover that your website is down before your customers do.

Online monitoring services will check your site’s status every few minutes of every day and send you an email or text message when things are going wrong.

Let’s face it, even with the most advanced web hosting technology, downtime can happen at any time of the day (or night!). Heck, even Google is not immune to widespread outages.

Quick and easy uptime monitoring

For just $5 per month, I’ll monitor your website’s status 24/7 using our world-class tools. These are the same tools used by well-known brands like Netflix and Microsoft.

How to sign-up:

  • Please contact me
  • Provide the website address to be monitored
  • Provide the email address which will receive the website status alerts
  • I’ll send you a secure payment link
  • Monitoring will start right away!

Looking for more than just website monitoring?

For more complete website management services, please see my full list of services which include having me on speed-dial to fix your site if it experiences an outage.

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