Know Website Uptime Using Pingability

Posted In Tools - By NitiN Kumar Jain On Tuesday, June 16th, 2009 With 4 Comments






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I have recently come across a tool over the web where in we can monitor the up time of our our websites / blogs. Its called Pingability

The best thing about it is that it can also check SSL secured URLs.

Pingability can also check the followings:

  • SMTP: Your email server is working, and accepting delivery of an email address you specify.
  • DNS: Your DNS server is responding correctly.
  • FTP: That your FTP server is up and running (including checking a optional login)
  • Ports: That a port on your server (that you specify) is open (e.g. to check if SSH is running).

You can check as many sites as you like and as often as you need. What more can you ask for.

Following alerts are allowed.

  • Alerts Only When There is a Real Problem.
  • Alerts Via Email, SMS, Phone Call
  • You can alert multiple people/devices in the event of a failure or the site coming back up.

It presents a detailed report about the outrage happened or otherwise

See an example reports as follows:

Outage Report

This outage report gives a summary of any recent downtime on your Pingability monitored services.
Report Parameters
From 2009-06-11 05:05:05 To 2009-06-16 00:00:00115 hours Timezone UTC

Outage Summary
Name Downtime
http://nitinkumarjain.in 0.8% ; 55 minutes
http://nkjlive.com 0.22% ; 15 minutes
Overall 0.42%
http://nitinkumarjain.in

Current Check Frequency 5 minutes
Checks Performed 1,336
Uptime 114 hours; 99.2%; 1,326 passed checks
Downtime 55 minutes; 0.8%; 10 failed checks
Outages 6
Outages Lasting More Than One Check 3
Detail
Time Duration Error
Detail 2009-06-11 15:46:59 10 minutes, 2 checks I/O Interrupted
Detail 2009-06-11 16:01:59 One check I/O Interrupted
Detail 2009-06-11 16:11:59 One check I/O Interrupted
Detail 2009-06-11 19:01:59 10 minutes, 2 checks I/O Interrupted
Detail 2009-06-15 15:44:33 One check I/O Interrupted
Detail 2009-06-15 16:09:33 15 minutes, 3 checks I/O Interrupted

http://nkjlive.com

Current Check Frequency 5 minutes
Checks Performed 1,344
Uptime 115 hours; 99.78%; 1,342 passed checks
Downtime 15 minutes; 0.22%; 2 failed checks
Outages 2
Outages Lasting More Than One Check 0
Detail
Time Duration Error
Detail 2009-06-11 19:05:06 One check I/O Interrupted
Detail 2009-06-15 15:43:44 One check I/O Interrupted

Another tool to check website uptime is SiteUpTime

-NKJ