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10 Best Free Website Monitoring Services for your Blog


10 Best Free Website Monitoring Services for your Blog

If you are a webmaster of a popular blog or website, then you might know how important is blog uptime. Downtimes can be because of multiple reasons like server issues or high load on server resulting in high CPU etc. But as a webmaster you need to make sure that the site is up all the time (or at least 99% of the time). There are many free website monitoring services, but each of them has features like multiple monitoring location, monitor interval and alert types etc.

We had covered some of the free website monitoring options back in 2008, but things have changed and there are many other services offering free services.

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Here we will cover the best website monitoring services comparing them for their features and monitoring interval.

Name of the monitoring service

Type (Free/Paid)

Monitoring Interval

No of Websites
monitored/ Alert type




1 Minute

1 (Email/ 20 SMS)

Paid accounts available for 5 & 30 websites

Service Uptime


30 Minutes

1 (Email)

Paid accounts with 1,3 minute check



1 Minute

1 (Email)

More options with paid accounts

Host Tracker


30 minutes

1 (Email)

Multiple paid accounts available



30 minutes

3 (Email)

Paid accounts with 1 minute check interval

Site Uptime


30 Minutes

1 (Email)

Paid accounts with 5 minutes check



Unlimited (Email)

Free Site Status


60 minutes

1 (Email)

Internet Seer


60 minutes

1 (Email)

Site 24X7


60 Minutes

2 (Email)

Paid accounts have 1 minute check interval

* There is no mention of check interval on the site.

We have tested most of them on the list and found that Pingdom is the real leader when it comes to monitoring. With their free account and 1 minute check interval, you get the notification instantly. The uptime notifications are also fastest from Pingdom. Overall, if you have only one website to monitor, Pingdom is the best.

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Nirmal is a Technology Blogger and a Microsoft MVP in Windows. He can be contacted at You can find Nirmal on , and .



  1. Ross Wintle

    June 22, 2012 at 1:58 am

    Umm. Free 5-minute polling for up to 50 sites with email, SMS, Twitter, RSS and iOS push notifications (via Boxcar). Worth a mention?

  2. Sooz Kinsella

    March 19, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    At we offer a monitoring service for the non-techies amongst us. Easy to use, simple clear dashboard, free lifetime account available.

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  4. Choon Keng Chua

    November 10, 2014 at 3:19 pm 
    Most companies do not offer enterprise-grade (1-min interval)  monitoring for free. Uptime Doctor lets you monitor URL every  minute, completely FREE. This is more than enough for small businesses,  developers and bloggers.

  5. Aarathy

    November 12, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    There is a correction in the poll frequency and the number of websites mentioned for Site24x7. We monitor 5 basic websites at a 10 min poll frequency under the free plan. And our basic plan begins at just $4.5/month!

    Site24x7 Team

  6. Tee How Ting

    June 14, 2015 at 7:28 am

    I like . It is offering the best free monitoring service, 5 websites with 1 minute interval.

  7. Alex Bloom

    August 28, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Hello Nirmal,

    Please add to your list. StatusCast providing best free monitoring service for your website.

  8. Vitalii

    October 8, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    I like this one)

  9. Carrie

    March 14, 2017 at 4:43 am

    This is a great list, thanks. Another site I like to use is Apica, they have a 30-day free trial for website monitoring and I’ve had a great experience with them in the past.

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