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How to Monitor Site Uptime,Downtime In WordPress

Monitor Site Uptime Using Pingdom

If you are very serious in this profession or want to use as your side-business then It’s very important that your site should be stay up at all times. Because if your site’s server goes down you can lose site ranking and revenue. It can affect your site reputation and also shows that the admin is unprofessional and beginner. In this article we will trying to show you how to monitor site uptime in WordPress while you are sleeping.

You should also read: Best Companies to Monitor Server Uptime in WordPress

What is Server Uptime Monitor?

It is so important for you that your site’s server always goes up when you are sleeping and other side of world try to reach to your site. Search engine punish those sites who are down and inaccessible for their users. They can even down site ranking and search visibility in their results. The truth is that you can never monitor your site whole day although you can use free site monitoring solutions which notify you whenever your site goes down.

Signup For Pingdom

Pingdom is a very popular server uptime monitoring service. All famous sites including Microsoft, Google, Instagram, Github, Twitter and other sites are using it. To use this plugin you need to make a Pingdom account. They have a different packages Starter, Standard, Professional and Enterprise but good news is that you can also use this awesome service free of cost. Just go to Pingdom’s Website and make a free account. Anyone who have a basic knowledge can monitor site uptime of his/her site.


After making an account it will redirect you on your dashboard. From you panel go to Monitoring > Real User Monitoring and add your site on your account. When you successfully add the site they will give you the code which you need to paste on your site’s head section or in a plugin. For more information see below image.

verify site on pingdom

Installing Pingdom Offcial Plugin on Your Site

Now its time to install a Pingdom plugin. First of all go to WordPress Plugin Directory download and install Real User Monitoring by Pingdom plugin on your site. After the activation simply go to Plugins > Real User Monitoring and enter your site id which you can found in your javascript code. You can see a below example

var _prum = [['id', '1a2b3c4e5f6a7b8c9d0e1f2a'],

In this example the Site ID is:



 Showing Server Uptime Reports in Pingdom

After entering the site id hit save changes button. Now when ever your site goes down Pingdom will notify you. You need to view your site monitoring by going to your Pingdom’s dashboard. To view/monitor site uptime/downtime reports simply go to your Pingdom’s Dashboard Reports > Uptime Reports. On this page you can see whole report of the day.

Monitor Site Uptime report pingdom dashboard

In this screenshot you can see that above site is down 2 times a day and total down time is 8 minute. This dashboard also tell you total uptime in percentage. You can also track your page views, site load time and other things from Pingdom’s Dashboard. Pingdom makes so easier to monitor site uptime and downtime We hope this article help you to monitor your site reports. If you have any issue regarding this topic let us know by leaving a comment below. We’ll happy to assist you.



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Muhammad Tahir lives in Lahore, Pakistan. Loves to read and write articles about tech and web resources online.

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