I haven’t been posting anything ‘techy‘ instead, I have been posting loads of personal stuffs here. I’m sorry! But anyway, I make up for that today. And actually, my desktop is full of to-posts for JQ. I was not supposed to make a new post as well because I was going to move my websites from Hostgator to my new hosts. But what the heck!
My Shared Hosts!
Now, a picture above is a screenshot of my UptimeRobot dashboard for my shared hosting accounts. I was really happy because all of them are showing up 100%! I know that there are some instances that services like UptimeRobot might be inaccurate, but at least, it’s close to the real deal right?
At current, as you can see – I’m hosted by Zyma (my first ever 100% uptime host even without the server monitor) of Zyma.com, comes next is Host1me (host1me.com) owned by a good friend and web designer Soulmenj (soulmenj.com), lastly HostMantis (hostmantis.com) who provides really affordable hosting plan prices! They were recommended by Ate Ana, also known as _geekgirl in Twitter another hosting addict! (I forgot her domain, but I’ll post about it some time in the future)
Honestly, my shared hosting hosts really are good! Other than the price and up time. I just need to work on the backups but I haven’t studied how Rsync works. And if I’ll be able to use it in them.
As for UptimeRobot or uptimerobot.com they’re an awesome website/server monitoring service! Even better, they’re 100% free and you can setup as much as 50 monitors! I originally find out about it on WHT (webhostingtalk) when I was looking for something to check server status of my Resellers (for my clients) I failed to find one like that on WHMCS but at least I found UptimeRobot.
With their service, you can easily setup your monitors (done with a few clicks, no need to be asked by passwords and such like HyperSpin) they also monitor custom ports, but the most important for me are ports 80 (HTTP), 21 (FTP) and POP3 (110).
You will be notified if any down time occurs either via Twitter or your Email. As for me, I set it to update me via email since I have it connected on my phone. I tried the Twitter setup but it looked rather, spammy to my direct message box so I disabled it.
I hope soon they’ll have the widget option! I will surely love that. I tweeted and asked em about it because it’s what I’m looking for to display on my hosting website for my customers. I hope they’ll have it soon and that they’ll stay free even so.
Anyway, that’s a wrap for today!