What is Advanced Uptime Monitor?
MainWP Advanced Uptime Monitor is an extension that works with the Uptime Robot service that checks your websites sites every 5 minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In the case your site is not loading, it makes few more checks in next 3 minutes to make sure that site is down. If the site is still down, it will notify you immediately.
In order to use this extension, you will need a couple of things:
- Uptime robot account (free)
- Uptime robot API key
This extension is simple to setup and use and is really helpful for monitoring large amount of sites uptime. It displays data in the MainWP dashboard and notifies you by email for any changes in a site’s status as well as the code it returns. This gives you the ability to react quickly and fix any issues causing downtime.
The only limitations come from Uptime robot. Their Free Plan allows you to monitor 50 sites. If you need to watch more, you have to upgrade to Pro Plan which gives you the flexibility to pay according to the amount of sites you have. The maximum is 500 and it costs $29.90. The Pro Plans include sms notifications
2 responses to “MainWP advanced uptime monitor extension overview”
Add the site UptimeControl.net to the article, because only they have a 3-minute site availability check interval on the free plan.
Thanks for the recommendation, Zezari! Still, the suggested site seems to be down at the moment so it seems they have some issue there.