Website Monitoring Services

Written by Linda Alexander
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Next to security, website monitoring is the single most important thing you can do to maintain your website. Without monitoring your site from outside of your company, you can't get a good idea of how it is performing. By taking a snapshot of your website's performance and capacity, you are able to predict or prevent problems and detect, locate, and correct them.

The High Price of Inattention

Site monitoring is relatively inexpensive. Compare that with the money you'll be saving by preventing downtime and system crashes, and you'll agree that anybody who cares about their online presence should use site monitoring services or software. You can calculate your ROI by determining how much revenue would be lost if you site were down for a few minutes or an hour.

Clearly, every company can benefit from monitoring services, and many are. Businesses from Fortune 500 companies right down to one-person companies run from home offices are taking advantage of monitoring today. The Internet has become so important that businesses can't afford to take chances.

Website monitoring services will watch your website 24 hours a day, seven days a week and alert your company whenever there is a problem. In addition to watching performance, they can also check for broken links, test for your site's capacity, and make recommendations on what they find. Most services provide reports on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, so you can benchmark your site's performance and keep track of it over time.

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