Site Down?

Last Update: October 02, 2015

Do you ever wonder if your site is down? Alternately, have you ever wondered if another site you're trying to access is down?

Monitoring your site(s)


You can monitor your site on an ongoing basis by using a service like http://uptimerobot.com which allows you to keep tabs on as many as 50 sites for free. It monitors the sites' status, alerting you by email when one of the sites goes down and when it comes back online.

Uptimerobot also keeps track of your sites' response times. This is not the load time for your site - you'll need to use http://gtmetrix.com or some similar free tool to track load time. Uptimerobot keeps track of how long it takes for your site simply to respond when it's pinged.

The site monitor above shows response times that vary from nearly instantaneous to a spike which reached almost six-tenths of a second. You won't get fast site load times if your sites' server doesn't respond quickly.

Can I find if other sites are down?


There's another free resource you can use to determine if your computer or internet connection is having problems accessing a web site, or if the web site itself is down. Just visit http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/ - or a shorter URL http://www.isup.me/ which gets you the same service.

Fill in the URL of the site you'd like to check, click on the "or just me" link, and it will tell you what it "sees" when it tries to access the site.

Mystery solved - on with your day!

Dennis
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MarkPerkins Premium
I signed up and loaded twi sites. One was down the other came back with an error message " Forbidden (403)"

Any hints?

Mark
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NWTDennis Premium
More free software tools from the master geek ... thanks Dennis. Am I working with a false sense of security thinking that WA's servers are providing the maximum protection possible for my sites ever going down?
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Prestones Premium
Howdy Dennis!

Whether you're hosted on site of off site, you pays yer money, you takes yer chances.

I just like being alerted when my chances take a turn south!

Dennis
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2Al Premium
Great info. Thank you for sharing.
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Prestones Premium
Glad you liked it Alma!

When things don't work as they should, it's nice to have ways to sort out the problems ;)

Dennis
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2Al Premium
You're right.
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mijareze Premium
That is too cool!
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Prestones Premium
Hi Ed (and Diana)!

Glad to hear you see the sense of the tools, and hope they serve you well down the road.

Dennis
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SarahAnt Premium
As ever, helpful post Dennis!! I always gain from reading your posts....!
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Prestones Premium
Hi Sarah!

Just a couple of tools to help diagnose problems with connectivity - much like my earlier blog They can help alleviate the frustration when things don't work as they should!

Dennis
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SarahAnt Premium
Thanks Dennis. Have a great day!! :)
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betcha Premium
Thanks for the info! have a fantastic week ahead!
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Prestones Premium
My pleasure Betcha!

Enjoy your weekend ~ Dennis
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SupportWorx Premium
Awesome D! -Prestones
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Prestones Premium
Good to hear Alexx!

Dennis
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Keyur72 Premium
Thanks for such valuable info Dennis :)
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Prestones Premium
Hi Keyur!

Happy to hear the info is valuable, and hope it serves you well.

Dennis
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tclough Premium
Very useful links Dennis. Thank you for this.
Tom
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Prestones Premium
Hello Tom!

Good to hear the links are useful - perhaps some tiny bit of progress toward your new toy collection ;)

Dennis
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MarionBlack Premium
Another good one Dennis (◠‿◠✿)
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Prestones Premium
Nice job with the smiley emoticon Marion!

Dennis
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barsum52 Premium
Thanks Dennis,you the man!
Barry
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Prestones Premium
Spectacular Barry!

Good to hear you enjoyed it :)

Dennis
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krazykat Premium
You find all the cool stuff. Thanks!
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Prestones Premium
Hi Val!

I may find stuff - but the kudos go to those who have made it possible by putting the free resources on the net - for example, WordPress and all the free plugins for it.

... and then there are the resources offered here at WA ;)

Dennis
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drtcdutton Premium
I never knew this even existed! Thanks so much for the info!
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Prestones Premium
Greetings Dr. Trella!

The Internet is full of surprises - and some are useful!

All the best in your efforts to escape your back & tendinitis issues ~

Dennis
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drtcdutton Premium
Thank you, Dennis! There is soooo much information here that sometimes I feel as if I am just spinning my wheels because I have nothing to show for my efforts; at least initially. But every day I learn something I didn't know the day before so that is a benefit that I am certain will come to fruition one day.
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EKautz Premium
Nice Dennis!

Do you know off hand if any of these dashboards are available as smart phone apps?

Thank you!
E
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Prestones Premium
Hi Eric!

I believe you'd just access the the dashboards by visiting the respective web sites on your smart phone. I don't know that there are any related apps - but hope springs eternal!

Dennis
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EKautz Premium
:)

TY Dennis!

E
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ralphhusa Premium
Great information. Thanks.
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Prestones Premium
Hey Ralph!

Thanks for the comment - I hope you'll find good use for the tools.

Dennis
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GARYPICK Premium
Great info Dennis, Thanks
Gary
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Prestones Premium
Greetings Gary!

Thanks for the comment. I hope the sites will do you some good!

Dennis
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Darwyn Premium
Hey Dennis, these are great tools. Straight into my toolbox with them. Very useful stuff once again my friend. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.
Cheers
Darwyn
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Prestones Premium
Hi Darwyn -

Glad to hear they'll be useful! Hopefully they'll be a good fit for the other tools in the box :)

Dennis
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Darwyn Premium
Absolutely Dennis, you share things here that I never knew existed. Great stuff. Thanks again Sir for more little shiny objects!
Cheers
Darwyn
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