Giveaway: Site24x7 Website Monitoring Service

Dec 15 2010 by Jacob Gube | 66 Comments

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In the spirit of Christmas, Site24x7, an online website and server monitoring service, has decided to give away 3 Site24x7 accounts loaded up with $200 in credits. What’s great about their service is that you can configure it to your needs: For example, you can monitor up to 8 websites at 15-minute poll intervals or 5 websites at 10-minutes poll interval for a year, and so on. Read on for instructions on how to participate in this giveaway.

Update: This giveaway has ended.

What Is Site24x7?

Site24x7 is an online website monitoring service. Site24x7 instantly alerts you whenever a website it is monitoring goes down. These alerts are sent to you via email, SMS, Twitter, or through RSS feeds. Site24x7 is available on the go, wherein you can access your website performance via any mobile device.

Site24x7 offers multi-location monitoring of your website, mail server and servers. It supports HTTPS, Ping, TCP, IMAPS, SMTPS, POP3S, SSL certificates, etc.

One of Site24x7′s unique capabilities is the ability to monitor online apps. You can monitor your web service and get alerted whenever the service becomes unavailable to your users.

Site24x7 provides advanced reporting functions with the ability to generate reports daily, weekly or monthly. You can view historical trends of your website performance during the holiday season, for example. You can view the impact of internet traffic on your website availability. You can create and monitor service level agreements (SLAs) and ensure that your goals with your ISP and hosting provider are met.

There is no installation required. The pricing starts from $1/URL/month. The pricing model of Site24x7 is based on a pay only for what you use model. It also offers a free account.

Update: This giveaway has ended.

How to Win $200 Credit in Site24x7

For a chance to win $200 in credit for use on Site24x7, leave a comment answering the following question:

  • Why would Site24x7′s website monitoring service be valuable to you?

Update: This giveaway has ended.

Giveaway Details

This giveaway ends on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 after which the comments section on this post will be closed and you will no longer be able to leave a comment. Please leave a valid email address when filling out the comment form so that we can contact you if you’ve won. Please only comment once. The three winners will be randomly selected using the same method as previous Six Revisions giveaways. The winners will be announced on a separate post and you’re advised to subscribe to our RSS feed so that you can be quickly notified when the announcement post has been published. Please note that comments are moderated and so your comment may not show up right away. Please note that comments that do not follow the instructions on how to participate (mentioned above) may not be published, or may be removed later on.

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Jacob Gube is the Founder and Chief Editor of Six Revisions. He’s also a web developer/designer who specializes in front-end development (JavaScript, HTML, CSS) and also a book author. If you’d like to connect with him, head on over to the contact page and follow him on Twitter: @sixrevisions.

66 Comments

Stephen Oliver

December 15th, 2010

Site24×7’s service would be valuable to me because i’ve tried to roll my own site monitor setup using custom Google AppEngine code ….. that didn’t work as well as I had hoped :)

Site24×7 looks like a nice service.

amy

December 15th, 2010

when people ask how I know our website is always up I can
#1 show them on the spot through my mobile – or theirs
#2 why would they NOT want the same piece of mind? They would 90% ask which service I use :)
hey, if its been working for my site, ovbiously the product works well – which speaks for itself to my friends.

Justin

December 15th, 2010

A service like this is invaluable for keeping track of service uptime, and knowing that something is awry before the customer does, saving them a phone call.

Kevin

December 15th, 2010

My websites bring in a side income for me, so knowing if they go will help me minimize the loss of that income.

Metin

December 15th, 2010

What a wonderful giveaway.
Hopefully I’m among the winners as I do have to monitor 8 websites of mine 24/7.

Wish good luck to all participants.

Mondo

December 15th, 2010

Downtime is Money, pick me

discowill

December 15th, 2010

So I know when Amazon servers go down.

Chris

December 15th, 2010

This would be an great addition to my existing arsenal of webmaster iPhone apps…

Dave Harrison

December 15th, 2010

Site24/7 monitoring service would be valuable to me because, I only want to offer my clients the best possible all round service and I think this could help me deliver that

adechriz

December 15th, 2010

very interesting giveaway, but i don’t need it yet..:)

Micah

December 15th, 2010

I could use this for my client sites!

EzLyfe

December 15th, 2010

Cause im almost finished with my design. It would be a great tool to monitor my site. So i can learn what the hell im doing wrong/right?

Cosmin

December 15th, 2010

i would love a 24×7 monitoring service for my site, since that is my income source. If site goes down, my income in down.

Usman

December 15th, 2010

Site24×7’s services is reliable for me, because it will tell me if my hosting provider can meet my demands or not, that really interesting to know for me.

Nate

December 15th, 2010

If my site goes down my company would lose mucho moola.

Prajwal Rao

December 15th, 2010

It would be wonderful to monitor the 3 different servers we manage on behalf of our clients. A couple of our clients have online services, and Site24x7′s online app monitoring would be perfect for our needs.

Michael Y

December 15th, 2010

I have been using monitoring services for a while now. I would love to give these guys a shot.

Justin

December 15th, 2010

I have trialled Site24×7 and know how useful and reliable it is. I have been considering moving all my site monitoring over to Site24×7, winning this giveaway would make it a no- brainer.

It’s reliability, monitoring options and ease of use make it an invaluable tool for all developers and those that manage websites for themselves or clients.

Steve Robillard

December 15th, 2010

This would be valuable to me in proactively responding to outages. This is especially true as we have moved into the cloud and doubled the number of applications we are now managing.

JT

December 15th, 2010

What everyone else said

Paula

December 15th, 2010

It will be very valuable for me: I’ve just migrated my sites to a new hosting service, and I would really like to be able to track my new response time. My old hosting started having very long response times, so I decided to switch. Using 24×7 to keep track of my new VPS performance and uptime would be awesome :)

Roderick Frizzelle

December 15th, 2010

I have just created a software company, and I need a servcie like this to monitor my app…

David Bushell

December 15th, 2010

Site24x7 monitoring service sounds great! I offer hosting to my clients, and downtime/interruptions is always a concern. Each time a site/server goes offline for short periods, the phone calls start flooding in… “Is the server down?”… “I can’t access my emails”… etc.

Having a service like Site24x7 would give me advance notification of connection/server problems BEFORE the clients start calling in. Those advance minutes is just enough time to check on the problem. Is it an HTTP problem? POP3/email? Maybe the whole problem is the client’s ISP… ;) This service basically offers a ‘heads up’ on connectivity and tracking of problems. At least, being one step ahead of the clients, gives me enough time to check on the problem and have an answer for them when/if they call.

Lauren

December 15th, 2010

I have over 40 sites to monitor so this would help me keep track of things much easier!

Chris

December 15th, 2010

Besides keeping track of the Wikileaks site, I wouldn’t mind keeping tabs on a site at each host that my clients’ sites are on.

I like the response time charting. That’s sexy to show a client the difference between “El Cheap-o Deluxe” hosts and solid proven ones. Or, on the flipside, it could uncover the best “El Cheap-o” out there…

Rajasekar T

December 15th, 2010

include me. and six revision good service for designers

Will

December 15th, 2010

I would love to have this service available for my sites.

Dees

December 15th, 2010

I need more charts and graphs! (Plus most of the other commenters’ reasons, too.)

Eniak

December 15th, 2010

Get a head’s up on client site before they even know their is a issue!

Jonathan Domanus

December 15th, 2010

I would love to use 24 X 7 for monitoring because I need it! I currently use Ping and am not too happy with it. It’s a great service, but not really what I need. I build websites for small to medium size businesses that are striving for the better good. Everything we do is conscious, sustainable and eco-friendly. I think using 24X7 would be a great way for me to monitor my sites and provide my clients with the best possible service.

Adim Subedi

December 15th, 2010

Why?

It was site24X7 that helped me to identify the hosting provider were a bunch of crooks. Hereafter i shifted my hosting. Had I known not about site24X7 they would have made my purse go thin.

Troy Peterson

December 16th, 2010

The ability to monitor my client’s sites so I don’t have to be NOTIFIED by the client when their site is down. :)

Aaron Jackson

December 16th, 2010

I could really use a service like this.

raybak

December 16th, 2010

So I could show all the emails from 24X7 monitoring service to my host and prove them that I am not a fool who submits support tickets without any reason(my host never believes me) and they really need to improve the server uptime.

Skye

December 16th, 2010

this looks cool

Greg

December 16th, 2010

Having knowlegde about site being down before client calls you is very appropriate and useful. Good luck to everyone.

Jawad

December 16th, 2010

It’ll replace Whos.amung.us and sitemeter on my website while giving more in-depth analysis.

Gabriele

December 16th, 2010

Site24×7’s service would be valuable to me because I already heard this awesome service as one of the most complete and accurate

Tonny

December 16th, 2010

This way i could monitor and optimize my clients sites

Psysoul

December 16th, 2010

Site24×7’s monitoring service would be valuable to me because I have several customer websites using different hosting companies, and it would be really good to know 24/7 that they are up and running good.

Cees Oskam

December 16th, 2010

I could use this for my sites!

Lewis Sellers

December 16th, 2010

Our website is our main source of income and we run a very expensive PPC campaign. This system would be great to ensure that our site is online, responding quickly and should save us money if there are any problems as we are notified straight away!

Arno

December 16th, 2010

As webdesigner you just need to know everything about your sites.

zeroSignal

December 16th, 2010

Having just gotten my startup off the ground, something like site24x7 would certainly help me provide better service to my clients, and in turn, help my own business grow!

D2WebDesigns

December 16th, 2010

Site 24×7 could easily be used as a feature offered to new clients in a tight competitive field. It would give a great edge to my small design firm to be able to let them know I get immediate notices of failures allowing me to quickly respond to get their site back online FAST.

Sam

December 16th, 2010

Keeping your customers happy is a crucial part of any business. Knowing when a customers site experiences problems is essential especially if the site is the clients main income.

Being busy is fantastic, however you can easily run out of time to check your clients sites and all the little services that makes your company “stand out”.

All in all, having a solution in place like Site24x7 is crucial to saving time and saving your bacon!

Site24x7 would be an invaluable tool!

MethodicJon

December 16th, 2010

Site24×7’s service would be valuable to me because I have had outages and my little blogging space was down for a few days. I didn’t know until I tried to post a new entry, which didn’t work. ;)

Kcmartz

December 16th, 2010

I have had quite a few 500 errors in the last few weeks, so this would help track when it happens more. I would login every day on my android phone and check.

Sebastian

December 16th, 2010

I have over 10 sites to monitor so this would help me keep track of things much easier!

pceasies

December 16th, 2010

I currently use Pingdom free for my website and a custom script on my server I setup after I was having a lot of internet down time. It’s not exactly optimal and site 24×7 looks like it would work nicely.

Mustafa Ahmed

December 16th, 2010

I teach e-commerce and web development at a Uni in Saudi Arabia. As you know one cannot maintain much on a teacher’s salary – hahaha – nah I am just kidding. I would like to win the subscription to share the info with my students. Keep up the great work.
Regs – Mustafa

RENAN

December 16th, 2010

Tried others before but did not meet expectations. This one will!!

Luanigio

December 17th, 2010

To have everything under control…

Hector Lee

December 17th, 2010

I am maintaining several sites and also schooling at the same time. Its impossible for me to be checking those sites all the time. I’ve tried others but they keep giving me false alarms that I don’t trust them much anymore.

Eppo

December 17th, 2010

Handy! can use it for my vps!

Eelco

December 17th, 2010

So i can monitor the downtime my host claims is not having

Kyle adamo

December 17th, 2010

Just launching a brand new SaaS app this month. I’m terrified. I need this service.

David Smit

December 17th, 2010

I am looking for a monitoring tool for TabTrick. Site24×7 would be perfect.

Mizan

December 18th, 2010

because,i want to know when my website is down before my clients!

Jayar

December 18th, 2010

The company I work for is hosting 200 websites. Clients call sometimes complaining that their site is down. With that many sites online, I cannot possibly monitor everything and catch it before the client does, therefore, it would be good to have this tool to notify us when something goes down.

Steve Webster

December 19th, 2010

The Site24×7’s app would be perfect for monitoring my clients sites.

rollsappletree

December 20th, 2010

Why would Site24×7’s website monitoring service be valuable to you?
Because uptime matter…

Seba

December 20th, 2010

Could be interesting a comparison between different monitoring service like Pingdom, SiteUpTime, HostTracker and obviously Site24×7 ;)

Pete

December 20th, 2010

I’m just completing my first client site as a career change forced by an accident. The client’s site is mission critical and 24/7 monitoring will be essential to retaining them and hopefully rebuilding my life as well as their business. Using Site24x7 is an obvious pathway to retaining my sanity.

Bryce Wisekal

December 20th, 2010

Hello! I run several websites that profit me on a regular basis and I think it would be very beneficial to win this. I also run a small hosting company here in Canada and know for a fact this is something I could really use for that. I’ve considered their services in the past, but haven’t decided as of yet whether or not to go for it. This would be a great opportunity for me to give it a shot and see if it is actually something I could benefit from. Thanks for this awesome contest and goodluck to everyone!

Isaac

December 21st, 2010

site24X7 is a critical service that I need for my site to ensure uptime – even when I am sleeping.

We have clients that are actively using our site for income and rely on its ability to perform 24/7.

I would love to put a stamp of approval on my site displaying the site24x7 logo.

I want to give users of my site piece of mind.