Your website may be hosted in the world's best data center or in a supercloud, but you won't avoid outages. (Not even Amazon, Facebook, or Google do.) There are simply too many factors causing failures, such as hardware, software, human errors, or third-party actions.

If you're still hesitating about using website monitoring because you really don't see the point of it, I have 10 reasons for you that should leave no doubt.

1. You will always be the first person to know about your website being down

Who or what would you choose to tell you your site is down?

  • An angry customer on the phone
  • Your boss suddenly visiting you at your desk
  • An email or SMS from a monitoring system


However, when using website monitoring, you will receive an alert the moment a failure is detected. (It will be dispatched in 60 seconds maximum from the time the failure occurs, as this is the monitoring frequency.) You might not manage to react that swiftly, but at least you won't be surprised.

2. You will minimize downtime and its consequences

The sooner you learn about a failure, the quicker you can react and make sure it is resolved. Moreover, the downtime is shorter.

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Konrad Caban is a CEO of Siteimpulse, a small Web agency running Super Monitoring, a website monitoring service.

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