Everyone likes freebies, especially sysadmins. We’ve offered free services longer than premium ones. Monitor.us, our free website monitor, has been up for about 5 years now. This post will cover eight free and useful web tools that Monitis offers for every website and systems administrator.
1. Monitor.us is a free monitoring service that checks the availability and performance of websites and servers. Users can enter all their website URL’s, monitor them from global locations, and receive reports and alert notifications when a URL goes down. Unlike other free monitors, Monitor.us also offers free internal monitoring, so users can check the CPU, Memory and Disk utilization on their servers, among other metrics. This recent post shows how to set up free internal monitoring in Monitor.us. All free monitoring is done at 30 minute intervals and users can upgrade to Monitis for 1-minute intervals. We recently changed the domain name to monitor.us from mon.itor.us, but both URL’s till take you to the free service. Read the full post
Another week, another Monitis video, only this time it’s not really a tutorial but a demo of our dashboard features. It starts out by showing the basics. You can make multiple tabs and place different information on each, so it’s not unlike a browser within a browser. Data for a specific monitor is placed into a widget you can easilyy resize or drag and drop. In these widgets you can see a table or chart of monitoring data. Clicking the edit button opens a drop down menu containing all settings, allowing you to change all the settings of a monitor without navigating away.
The toolbar at the bottom right of the page contains some useful features. First there’s the Share Page button, which allows you to share a read-only version of any tab on your dashboard with the outside world via a link. You can place your company logo on these shared pages. Next, the column button lets you change the number of columns on a tab to see information in a more or less condensed fashion. There is a Flash button which lets you taggle between Flash and non-Flash charts, but since we are almost completely HTML5 now, this will soon be phased out. There is a button that lets you collapse and expand all widgets at once on a page, useful for finding things fast. There’s a calendar which lets you go back in time and see historical data just by clicking a past date. There are also links to Support and News.
In My Account>Options, you can change your default language (English, Russian, French and German are supported), skin colors(Blue, Grey, Pink, Blackberry), and date format(US and UK). Under My Account you can also add Notes and a Task List to your dashboard, and access your Affiliate link. All users have their own affiliate link which rewards them with 10% of all first year revenues of signups through that link. As always, you can view this and other tutorials on our Tutorials page or our Youtube page.
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