Website Monitoring Services by Your Web Host
After you have hosted a site and when it is doing well in search engines, this is the right time to familiarize yourself with the next level technical aspects of web hosting – site monitoring.
Monitoring involves evaluating how your website has been performing and responding to the set targets. Many third-party independent monitoring agents try to connect to your server and see if it is working fine. They use the ping method to check whether your site is working or not. There are some advanced techniques to check website operational performance such as by checking database connectivity, or reading code of webpage. However, this is not a guaranteed or full-proof system as a positive ping response can indicate that the server is working which does not guarantee that the site too is operational.
Monitoring frequency is an important service that determines how frequently the site or server is checked for its uptime. The cost of monitoring software varies according to the maximum downtime that you can afford for your site.
Monitoring firms also offer multiple contact persons that you can call for any issue. This may be LAN administrator, security expert, or technical support associate depending on their availability, organization policy, and on your concern.
Based on all these factors, monitoring services vary a lot in cost. However, if maximum uptime is most critical for your business and site, opt for paying a few additional bucks for a good monitoring service package.