Mon.itor.us is a free monitoring service that you can use to monitor your websites and take serious actions when your web server is down. If you are running an important website that a minute of failure would lead in lot of money loses, then a web monitor tool may help you to minimize the downtimes.
You can start creating a new monitor account, add a monitor and choose HTTP with port 80, in case it is using the default web port.
You can also choose the Monitoring locations in Europe and US and also a few other options like:
- Web Monitoring check intervals
- Uptime SLA offered by your hosting company (usually hosting companies claim to offer 99.999% but that may not be the truth)
- Response SLA.
Additionally, you can add several rules that will be triggered and help you monitor your sites. You can setup many external monitors and get access to the benchmark all the time.