your web site becomes inaccessible, that’s a time of crisis! First make sure
your own connection the internet is fine and also as soon as possible send
in an urgent support request to the web host. You must remember to add an
accessible e-mail address so that they can get back to you.
If it is
deemed necessary, make a telephone call to the host so that they start
working on the problem immediately.
If you are
doing FrontPage hosting, be careful when you play with your FrontPage extensions as this can
sometimes destroy shared borders and affect some other dynamic pages functioning.
If you have many
sections in your site, at least focus on the home page and making the main
sections to work quickly.
- trace the path to the web host.
Trace route command traces
the route to your web site and from the report you may be able to locate the
source of your problem. On windows XP the command
can be given as "tracert domainname" at the command prompt.
Visualroute - Visually see how your site is being reached.
VisualRoute is downloadable
software (for a price) that gives you a visual mapping of your sites access
route. They help determine if a connectivity problem is due to your ISP,
the Internet, or the host you are trying to reach, and pinpoints the network
where a problem occurs.
Identify the source of Internet delays
See the physical location of
Internet servers and routers
Get instant lookups of Whois and network provider information
Internet steer - Monitor your site all the time.
services that monitor your site round the clock and alert you at the
slightest problem. In some cases, when you rely on your web site for your
livelihood, downtime is unacceptable.
It is important that you know about a failure a soon as it happens and only then
you can begin to act on it.
That's where the
AtWatch (Advanced Web Site Monitoring Technology) comes in.
Simulating how users actually experience your Web Site, @Watch
systematically monitors availability, content and performance from the
outside, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Atwatch will alert you of
your sites failure instantly.
Whenever there's a problem, @Watch will detect it and report back to you
immediately via email, cell, pager, or fax with specific information on
where to look to get your site connecting and running properly as soon as
The popular Internetseer -
Web hosting monitoring service.
Seer means prophet and
Internetseer is great in the sense
that it is a very popular web site monitoring service
providing reliable and affordable monitoring services to more than 1.4
million businesses. Their free service can send you a periodic e-mail
informing you about the downtime of the site during the past week or a
certain period with other parameters.
InternetSeer remotely monitors your Web site to insure that your Web site is
available 24/7. If InternetSeer is unable to reach your site, they will send
you an immediate email alert that your site is unreachable.
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