Ipwalk.com has become the latest company to offer an uptime monitoring service. The “Monitoring service” is an uptime analysis software that provides you an information about the downtime periods your website may experience from time to time.
There are two different types of website uptime monitoring – “Remotely hosted” and “In-House”.
Remotely hosted monitors are third party software agents used to measure your uptime and network availability. “In-House” monitoring provides information on server’s status and processes it runs.
If you run a business website that must be up most of the time you need to be sure your web hosting provider is very reliable one or to monitor your site uptime using independent (third party) uptime monitoring service. The site monitors are software programs, owned by someone, that visit periodically your domain name and website. The monitoring software usually measures not just your “http” uptime but also whether all the programs your website uses are available and work properly.
I suggest you to sign up with reliable hosting company instead of using a cheap one and to use third party monitoring service that will report long periods of downtime. You may check Netcraft.com where the you can find information on web hosts that produced best uptime.