Best Free Website Uptime Monitoring Tools. How To Check Website Status

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If you have a website or managing a website for a client, you must always monitor it to make sure it’s working ok.

If you’re like me, you’re probably monitoring multiple websites at a time. Monitoring uptime and make sure all your website working perfectly and are online is a crucial part of maintaining the websites you manage.

The last thing you want to do is receive an angry call from your clients asking you, “Is my site up?”, and you not being able to provide the answer.

So if you’re wondering how to perform website uptime monitoring, we put together a list of the best free uptime monitoring tools for you to use. Most of the monitoring tools on this list are free or have a free plan you can take advantage of.

There are two categories of website uptime monitoring services.
The first category simply checks if your website is up. You don’t need to create an account. You simply go to the website that checks website uptime, enter the URL you want to check and it will show you if the website is up or down. You can even check the online status of your website from different parts of the globe.

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The second category of website uptime monitoring tools requires you to create an account and add the websites you want to monitor. Then it checks periodically if your website is up or down and notifies you if it goes offline.

Many of these services we included on the list are either free or have a free basic plan. Most of the time is all you need. However, if you want advanced features, or be able to monitor multiple websites, you might want to consider paying a few bucks to upgrade.

There is no perfect tool and some will work better than others. Try each one to see which one you prefer and use it to monitor the uptime of your and your client’s websites.

Below is the list of best uptime monitoring tools to check if your website is online.

Website Availability Checker Tools

These are the free website performance monitoring tools for keeping track of your website uptime and performance.

Down For Everyone or Just Me 


Quick and easy website to check the status of your website. Simply enter the URL of the website you want to check and it will show you if the website is down for everyone or just you. It’s always showing up first in search results, so it’s probably the most popular free tool

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Is It Down Right Now


“Is It Down Right Now” monitors the status of your websites and checks whether they are down or not. Enter the URL and a site status test will be performed on the domain name in real-time.

UpTrends Uptime Checker


Uptrends’ Free Website Uptime tool check from more than forty of locations to see if your website is reachable.

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Website Planet


Similar to other website in this category, it shows if your website is accessible or not.

Is It Up


IsItwp Uptime Checker tests the availability of any website. See if the website is down for you or everyone.

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  • Montastic


    Another simple uptime checker.

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    Montastic uptime checker tool

    Service UpTime 


    In addition to checking the status of your website, this service provides additional details. It shows total load time, performance score, total page size, and other helpful info.

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    Last, but not least, is Geopeeker. After you enter the website URL, it will show render and show how the website looks in browsers from different location. So if your website is down, you won’t see the website capture.

    Best Uptime Monitoring Tools

    Uptime Robot 


    Get 50 monitors with 5-minute checks totally FREE.  Generous Free Plan – 50 monitors, checked every 5 minutes, totally free. Check HTTP(s), ping, port, and keywords. Receive alerts via e-mail. Our pick. They also have a mobile app to notify you if your website is down.

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    DownNotifier sends a free alert when your website is down. Free Account – 10-minute interval, 5 websites, E-mail alerts. (Premium – $14.95/month)

    Site UpTime 


    SiteUptime helps you eliminate downtime by providing free and advanced remote monitoring services for your website.  Free Plan – 1 Monitor, 30 Minute Checks, Uptime Reports, Email Alerts, Alert Failure Limit, Control Panel, Uptime Button, 11 Monitoring Locations. Get notified by email, SMS or phone when your website is down.

    Free Web Monitoring


    Free website monitoring for webmasters and site owners absolutely free. Monitor your website’s availability 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with instant email alerts and weekly website performance statistics. Website Testing Every 60 Minutes. Weekly Statistics Report, Email Alerts, False Alarm Protection, Primary and Secondary Email Addresses, and monitoring multiple URLs using one account!

    Binary Canary


    Monitor not just websites, but email, servers, routers, & more. No free plan. The basic plan is $2/month. Minute monitoring, up to 1440 checks per day.

    UpTime Doctor


    Free plan – 5 websites, 1 min interval, unlimited email alerts, 

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    Website monitoring is extremely important. It’s important for SEO and also to ensure you stay on top of your website performance. If you website is down or performing poorly, it can cost you rankings and traffic. Use these uptime checkers and monitoring tools to ensure you know when your website is down.

    Do you use another tool for monitoring your website uptime? Please share in the comments below.

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    About Author: Gene is the co-founder of both Big Apple Media and Happy Website Design. He shares his expertise on SEO, digital marketing, web design and development. He also created and manages Creative Web Design & Digital Marketing Group on LinkedIn. Join to learn more about these topics.

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