How to check your site for uptime

One way to test the availability of a website is to use a website uptime monitoring service. These services regularly check the availability of a website and alert the owner if the site is down or experiencing issues. Another option is to use a website testing tool that allows you to check the availability and performance of a website from different locations around the world. This can help identify any potential issues with the site’s hosting or infrastructure. Additionally, you can use a website performance monitoring service to track the loading speed and overall performance of the site over time, which can help identify any issues that may be impacting its availability or user experience.

There are several ways to check the availability of a website. One is to use an uptime monitoring service, which will send regular checks to the site and alert you if it goes down. Another is to manually check the site at regular intervals, or to use a tool that can simulate traffic to the site and measure its response time. It’s important to regularly check the availability of a website, as outages can have negative effects on user experience, search rankings, and revenue.

Hosting is just one link in the chain. In ensuring the operation of your site, not only the hoster’s equipment is involved, but also the communication channels of telecommunication providers, distribution centers of the data center, and many other participants in the process. This means that it is not enough to know the hosting uptime to control the availability of a site – you need to take into account all the factors together.

There is a great variety of services for controlling uptime websites on the Internet. We will consider only the most famous of them, which are most convenient for the Russian-speaking user and are integrated with other useful statistics services.

Yandex.Metrica

To use Metrica, the most popular monitoring service on the Russian Internet, you need to register on Yandex, add your site to Metrica at the provided URL, and copy the counter code to your site. Once set up, you can monitor the uptime of your site on the counter page under the “Monitoring” and “Check Results” menu. To receive SMS notifications when your site is unavailable, go to the counter settings on the “General” tab, find the option “Notify me about problems with the site,” and check the box next to “Subscribe to SMS notifications.” Note that you must have linked your mobile phone number to your account to receive SMS notifications.

Keep in mind that the Metrica check interval is not configurable, and the request rate varies from 1 to 3 hours. Read more about the capabilities of Yandex.Metrica here.

Google analytics

Metrica is a popular website monitoring service in Russia. To use it, you must first register on Yandex and then add your website to Metrika at http://metrika.yandex.ru. After copying the counter code to your website, you can monitor its uptime on the counter page in the Monitoring> Check Results menu. You can also receive SMS notifications when your website is unavailable by going to the counter settings and subscribing to SMS notifications in the “General” tab (note that your mobile phone number must be linked to your account).

Google Analytics is a comprehensive web analysis tool offered by Google. In addition to tracking user traffic, you can also use it to check your website’s availability by installing extensions from third-party developers. Services like Uptime Robot, Pingdom, SiteUptime, and Site24x7 are useful for monitoring uptime, although some may require a fee for use. Another option is to use Google Docs to set up a trigger that accesses your website every minute or 5 minutes and sends an email if there is no response. A detailed setup guide can be found online.