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    I know for a fact you can't always rely on the results from monitoring sites.

    I use Pingdom.com and I have found that their service will announce problems when there are none. It is partially due to the fact they are using servers overseas.

    So I would take those with a grain of salt. And another thing to keep in mind is that some of these monitoring services that hosts are using are monitoring servers that they don't really use to host a client.
    So they don't really tell you what is the real experience of being one of their customers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cutabovehost View Post
    I know for a fact you can't always rely on the results from monitoring sites.

    I use Pingdom.com and I have found that their service will announce problems when there are none. It is partially due to the fact they are using servers overseas.

    So I would take those with a grain of salt.
    The fact their servers are overseas is a good thing not a bad one. It would be pointless using servers close to the server you are checking as the odds are the connection will always be good. There have been plenty of times when here in the UK I have been unable to connect to a US server due to some network problem inbetween.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutabovehost View Post
    I know for a fact you can't always rely on the results from monitoring sites.

    I use Pingdom.com and I have found that their service will announce problems when there are none. It is partially due to the fact they are using servers overseas.

    So I would take those with a grain of salt. And another thing to keep in mind is that some of these monitoring services that hosts are using are monitoring servers that they don't really use to host a client.
    So they don't really tell you what is the real experience of being one of their customers.
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    Don't change anything in the first window, click Next.
    Enter the domain in the URL/IP field and click Next:

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    Don't change anything in the next window (our monitoring is free), and click Add.

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    Don't change the notification settings, click Done:

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    Repeat the steps from 1 to 6 for every domain.
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    I prefer status cake. They have an easy to use API, your CPanel/DirectAdmin and be tweaked to start monitoring a domain as soon as a customer creates it.

    That way I have the facts about customer site uptimes should there ever be a dispute, and we can fix broken sites as soon as they break, and we can also see if any sites have slowed down, often showing that something is not optimal.
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