Google Analytics for site up down status?
Yes. It’s not the best solution but I like it. As many of now know that –
Pingdom recently announced the
closure of free service plan and new starter plan starts from $14.95/month.
I feel it’s too costly even for starter plan.
Site Speed Metrics – Pingdom vs. Google Analytics?
I have been using Pingdom since last
5 years for immediate alert for any site down alert. My current setting is to do http ping check
every 1 min and if site down continuous 2 minutes then alert me.
Fortunately since last two years we didn’t face any issue with Squidix hosting except some upstream network connectivity issue. So I hardly got any alert from Pingdom about site down. So recently we have cancelled pingdom .
As you see in below video – there are almost more than
2000 active users on site.
I personally visit Google Analytic’s active connection page frequently to see how my site is behaving. During the observation as you see below – we noticed couple of time site outage and immediately reported below screenshots hosting provider for better insight and timeframe check.
I would suggest you
Overview tab inside Google Analytics
Reporting tab to observe the same.
Jetpack WordPress plugin also now comes with
ping check module. I would suggest you to enable that module if you don’t want to sign up for costly Pingdom’s starter package.