Monitor Your Website(s) From Google Docs, and Find Out Some Very Interesting Things!

I came across a couple of posts recently which showed me how to monitor my website uptime using Google Docs. They both work great, one is for a single site. That is suffucient for many users, and you can use multiple copies, 1 to monitor each site. The next one is inspired by the first, but allows for multiple sites in a single sheet. These are fantastic tools that set up easily. Check it out:

All I did was follow the simple instructions. I’ve tested both, and both work perfectly, so just pick one based on your preferences. Set it up, and run it. Here’s what it looks like (on my phone anyway):


Stalk my Site Setup


Here’s the downside of this. It showed my just how often my sites were going down. A minute here, a minute there. Several times going down for 15 or 20 minute blocks. The sheets keep a running log of up and down times for you too, plus you get emails whenever your sites go up or down.

I definitely recommend you play around with this… it just might drive you to a new host!

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Rev. Voodoo

Rev. Voodoo is the co-founder and owner of The Voodoo Empire. The Voodoo Empire is a variety of things. As a business we handle simple web and graphic design. We officiate weddings of any type. We have a e-commerce storefront where we sell Voodoo Empire branded items, along with items for our artists, and for pretty much anyone. We sell your items, or help design items to get up for sale. Our focus though, what got us started in the first place, is music. We try to go out of our way to help the electronic music community in any way possible. Be it through promotion, music hosting, distribution, or assistance with design. Rev. Vooodoo runs The Voodoo Empire's web presence. Setting up websites, getting things online, whatever it takes to get the Empire out there and heard.

8 thoughts on “Monitor Your Website(s) From Google Docs, and Find Out Some Very Interesting Things!”

      1. Should I? I just implemented it this morning so no results yet.

        I’ll check the website and document later and if I find something not expected, I’ll get back to you.

        1. Well ideally no!! I was just curious! I’ve been running it about a week, and my sites pop offline waaaay more than I had expected. 10 or 15 minutes here and there. BUt no results = a very good thing!!

          1. Unfortenately I’m not sure I did it right; Ik have no results in the document, not even in first column “Last checked”.

            I think I did something wrong probably? Or does it only display the errors?

        2. IIRC it remains silent unless there is an issue. I also thought it wasn’t working at first. If you wanna ensure it’s working, you can always input a non-existant URL for testing. Or just wait like I did. I got my first error within 24 hours. Maybe you are lucky, and your hosting is just really good!!

  1. Wow this is really very interesting and useful. I will definitely going to try this. I have recently created 2 blogs on Hostgator shared hosting. This is a great way to check their performance. Thanks a lot for sharing this with us.

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