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WebsiteStatus is perfect for anyone that has a website. It monitors a list of websites every ten minutes, by default, to let you know when your website goes down. If one or more websites are down, it will notify you in the dock, in the log file, by beeping, or via email.

What's New

Version 1.0.5:
  • Added ability to enter 'Tag to Find'. Previously, certain tags were hard coded in the program. Now specific text can be used to determine if a site is up. By default body is used.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.1 or later

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Have only used it for less than a month but for $10 it's a handy, efficient, straightforward, basic no-frills tool for monitoring up/down website status -- perfect if you have a low budget and numerous websites or blogs.

It's a local standalone utility app that apparently auto-pings the sites you add into the list at the intervals you designate. Unfortunately all sites get checked at the same time either at the interval you set or manually -- ie. you can't specify different time intervals for different sites -- but that's really no big deal for the price.

Site 'Status' feedback in the list is a basic 'OK' status or 'Problem' with minimal description as to whether up or down/responding or not. (you must be connected to the internet and your computer turned on of course).

Although basic, with no major detail log reports or stats for up/down time for each site in the monitor window itself -- after each status check it does tell you how long the index page on that site took to load, how many bytes it loaded, how many bytes per second and the time/date last checked -- that's very useful.

It also gives some basic feedback about the html tags (the author indicates he may update this eventually to recognize more tags which would just make it more valid). (I supposed a script genius could create something that compiles the data/status feedback into an efficiency report for each site -- i.e. 99% up time, etc)

Mainly I'm happy with it so far -- it works just fine as an overview tool for someone having multiple websites to keep an eye on.

You can configure it to send you emails or just beep--it would be cool if it would pop to the forefront if a site were down and not responding, but not a drawback.

For me: Worth it for the peace of mind of knowing that sites are up and responding and to get an idea if you have a pretty decent host server or if you oughta be switching pretty soon.

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Downloads 2,447
Version Downloads 1,459
License Shareware
Date 26 Sep 2006
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price $10.00
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