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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

Notes

Pingdom

Free

1 Minute

1 (Email/ 20 SMS)

Paid accounts available for 5 & 30 websites

Service Uptime

Free

30 Minutes

1 (Email)

Paid accounts with 1,3 minute check

UptimeDoctor

Free

1 Minute

1 (Email)

More options with paid accounts

Host Tracker

Free

30 minutes

1 (Email)

Multiple paid accounts available

Montastic

Free

30 minutes

3 (Email)

Paid accounts with 1 minute check interval

Site Uptime

Free

30 Minutes

1 (Email)

Paid accounts with 5 minutes check

Monitor.us

Free

*

Unlimited (Email)

Free Site Status

Free

60 minutes

1 (Email)

Internet Seer

Free

60 minutes

1 (Email)

Site 24X7

Free

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 nirmal@nirmaltv.com. You can find Nirmal on , and .

9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Ross Wintle

    June 22, 2012 at 1:58 am

    Umm. Uptimerobot.com? 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 http://www.monitorhub.com 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

    http://www.uptimedoctor.com 
    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!

    Aarathy
    Site24x7 Team

  6. Tee How Ting

    June 14, 2015 at 7:28 am

    I like http://www.uptimedoctor.com . 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 http://www.statuscast.com 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)
    http://neowatcher.com/

  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.
    apicasystem.com

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