Every day we visit our favorite websites, but most of us don’t know how web pages come to our computers over internet. When we type website address in browsers then the browser requests the web servers for the web pages. Web servers store all website files and serve the web pages to us when requested. You may notice that some time websites don’t open or you get some server errors. This is because that web server is down or experiencing heavy load. Having a good web server is always essential to offer better browsing experience to visitors. If your website goes offline very frequently, then you will lose potential visitors and search engines may penalize your site. As a result you will lose revenue. We can see that most of the web hosts advertises 99.99% up time guarantee, but in reality you are not going to get it.
Will not be it great if we get server health notification all the time and survive web host downtime problems? For that we need to use some website and server monitoring service. Monitor Scout is a website and server monitoring service provider which monitors web sites and server health and notifies about downtime problems. It will periodically check server health and send you alert through email or SMS. Monitor Scout is a Sweden based company and it has 20 external monitor locations around the world.
Monitor Scout website and server monitoring service features :
Monitor Scout offers compete website and server monitoring service to webmasters. Once you have set up server monitoring Monitor Scout will examine servers in predefined interval and send alerts if there is anything wrong with the servers. Monitor Scout can send alerts via email and SMS to mobile phone. You can select which ever method you like, I prefer SMS alerts over email notification. From the control windows of Monitor Scout you can see server details, health, performance and up time records. If you wish you can create detailed reports on weekly or monthly basis. Monitor Scout can automatically send you reports to you as well.
How to set up Monitor Scout?
Monitor Scout is currently is in Beta stage, you can try all the features of expert monitoring service for free. To use Monitor Scout first create an account by providing your email address and define password. Now log into your account and open the dashboard. Here you can set up the server monitoring from the ‘Device Management’ part.
You can add new devices and subgroups using the easy to use interface. Right click on the cloud icon and select ‘Create device’ option. In ‘New Device’ window enter your server details like hostname, type of device, brand, operating system and add little description. The device icon can be customized as well.
When the server configuration is complete you can see the server details, up time statistics, etc. in the ‘Server Health’ panel. Reports can be generated by visiting the ‘Report’ section.
I’ll recommend all webmasters to use Monitor Scout website and server monitoring service. Setup Monitor Scout and be first to know any latency or downtime problems before your visitors and customers notice the problem. Using this service we can easily reduce server downtime problems. It has plenty of useful features to make website and server monitoring a lot simpler.