Jetpack Website Monitor
No one ever likes downtime for their website and when it does, the site owners never get to know if the site was even down if downtime was spanned for a short amount of time unless they were logged-in.
If you have a blog having WordPress installed with self hosting, Jetpack by WordPress.com brings a tool to monitor the uptime , FREE.
This free features adds into Jetpack after 2.6 update where the monitor runs every 5 minutes and if it finds your site down*, it immediately sends an email out to your inbox (the email specified in your admin account) indicating the time they detected site was down. And when the site gets back online, the monitor sends another email regarding the time site got back online and total amount of downtime.
How To Enable Jetpack Website Monitor ?
This tool is not turned on by default, do the following to turn the monitor on (You must have to have Jetpack installed).. :
- Go to your site’s admin dashboard page.
- Hover upon “Jetpack” from left panel and then click on “Jetpack” .
- Head to “Monitor” and click on “Activate“.
- And voila!
Enjoy this great and free feature of Jetpack by WordPress.com !
*It is yet unconfirmed what's the criteria of downtime monitoring as to how much time the site has to be down until the monitor detects it is down.