7 Free Services to Monitor Site Uptime/Downtime

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Is it possible to monitor your site all day long to check if there is any downtime?

No, it’s not unless you are a robot. But still you have to know when there’s  a downtime to fix it up. Site downtime means loss of visitors, loss of customers, loss of revenue, loss of reputation and many more!

If you don’t want to lose any of them, you’ll have to find something to check your site downtime. Fortunately, there are some online services that check website repeatedly and let you know when there’s a downtime. Moreover, it will help you to understand whether if you are using right web hosting and CDN services or not.

In this post I am going to share a list of online services and tools to monitor your website uptime and downtime. Most of them has both free and premium version. I would suggest you to sign up for at least one or two services to become the first one to know when your website is down.

1. Uptime Robot

UptimeRobot monitors your site every 5 minutes and alerts you when there’s a downtime. It’s totally free. It monitor HTTP(s), Ping, Port and checks Keywords. You will be notified via e-mail, SMS, Twitter, web-hooks or push if there is any issue with your site. You can check all uptime and downtime from dashboard.


  • Max. Number of Site to Monitor: 50
  • Frequency: 5 Minutes
  • Alert Via: Email, SMS, Twitter, Web-hooks, Push.

2. Monitor.Us

Monitor.Us is my personal favorite. It is an awesome free websites monitoring software. This cloud based monitoring tools identifies any issue quickly affecting your website and notifies you. With its dashboard, you can check Website uptime and response time, server health, network performance, custom metrics and more.

monitor.us free websites monitor software

  • Max. Number of Site to Monitor: 1
  • Frequency: 30 Minutes
  • Alert Via:  IM, SMS, E-mail, RSS

3. SiteUptime

SiteUptime is a website monitoring service that checks your website or server at regular intervals and notifies you via Email or SMS if there is any issue. It has both free and premium plans.

SiteUptime - Website Monitoring Service

  • Max. Number of Site to Monitor: 1
  • Frequency: 30/60 Minutes
  • Alert Via: Email, SMS

4. Site 24×7

Site  24×7 makes website monitoring easy and fast. It notifies downtime quickly with instant alerts. It offers several monitoring services like Server monitoring, Website performance and uptime monitoring, Application performance monitoring, Cloud monitoring, Mail Server monitoring etc.

Site24x7 Site Monitoring

  • Max. Number of Site to Monitor: 1
  • Frequency: 60 Minutes
  • Alert Via: SMS, Voice, Email, Twitter, RSS feeds or Push.

5. Hyperspin

Hyperspin monitors websites from 16 worldwide monitoring stations. It monitors your website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. It alters downtime by SMS, Email and Push. It also shows uptime reports.

Hyperspin Website Monitoring

  • Max. Number of Site to Monitor: 1
  • Frequency: 60 minutes
  • Alert Via: Email, SMS, Push.

6. HostTracker

HostTracker will check your sites or server from different locations around the globe with specific intervals. You will notified immediately if there is any error. You will also get your uptime reports.

HostTracker monitoring service

  • Max. Number of Site to Monitor: 2
  • Frequency: 30 Minutes
  • Alert Via: SMS, Skype, Voice, Email and Gtalk.

7. BasicState

Basicstate checks your website every 15 minutes and alerts you if there is any issue. It’s a very simple tool. It has both free and premium version.


  • Max. Number of Site to Monitor: 1
  • Frequency: 15 minutes
  • Alert Via: Email

Also Read: Top 3 Tools to Check Your Website Speed and Performance

So these are some awesome website monitoring tools. But this is not the final list. If you are using any other tools, share with us. And help me by sharing this post on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

5 responses to “7 Free Services to Monitor Site Uptime/Downtime”

  1. pranav Avatar

    Thanks for very valuable information , I am Fan of Your blog. Downtime monitor is must for every Webmaster. Keep it up good work .

  2. Usman Avatar

    Thanks istiak for the list, I think jetpack is best for wordpress downtime checker.

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      I never use Jetpack. Thanks for the info.

  3. Barryherne Avatar

    Mostly all the tools can monitor only one site for free. It is OK if you are an individual and you have one site, but for companies some of them may turn a bit expensive and besides, companies need to monitor not only sites. I think it is more logical usually to purchase all in one monitoring solutions eg Anturis, that has the same cheap price, but with more options to enjoy.

  4. Vishwajeet Kumar Avatar
    Vishwajeet Kumar

    Hi, istiak, Thanks for this awesome list of website uptime checker. However I am using Jetpack for monitor my site uptime. Whenever My site goes down, I instantly get an email saying your site is down. The great thing is that I can also monitor the time frame of downtime. By the way Great job. Thanks for the list. I will try of them.

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