What is your site uptime? What was your site downtime last year? It is essential that Webmasters should monitor their site uptime and downtime data not only to assess how reliable their web hosting service is, but also to know how reliable their website online availability has been to provide a good user experience to its readers.
While we all like to believe that our websites are always working when we are checking our homepage, writing posts or browsing the site in general; yet we can’t monitor our site uptime for 24 hours on all days of the week. There is the whole business around website uptime monitoring services, and we signed up for one such service by Pingdom over three years back when we switched to our current web hosting provider Knownhost.
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We checked our site uptime using the free site uptime monitoring tool by Pingdom and thought we will share with you our website uptime and downtime statistics over the last three years ever since we moved to Knownhost web hosting.
Here is what the site uptime statistics reveal.
Over the last 3 years, there have been 65 downtimes and the total downtime over 3 years has been a total of 1 day, 3 hours and 45 mins (actually most of the downtime seems to be contributed by one high spike in 2011). Thus, the overall uptime rate of Knownhost has been 99.89% for our site which is pretty good. You can even see the last 7 days of site uptime.
We were able to get this data easily because of the free Pingdom account we created earlier, which lets you monitor one website or server. It includes 20 free SMS alerts and with unlimited free email alerts, to ping you and be the first to know when your site is down. This free monitoring package works well for us and should be useful for most site owners.
Incidentally, they are running a fourth of July special, wherein are giving away 1000 free basic one-year Pingdom account for today only. We tried to use the promo code, but apparently there is no way for existing users to grab the deal. So if you are interested in getting free website monitoring, today is a good day to grab this free basic Pingdom package which will let you monitor up to 5 websites. [Disclaimer: No financial affiliation].