It is very important for every webmaster to keep a eye on proper working of his website. But its impossible for anyone to keep online for all the time to check whether the site is working properly or not.
Google docs allows webmaster to keep track of downtime and uptime of website and generates instant SMS and Email alerts at the time when your site is unavailable to visitors. All these SMS alerts come from Google calendar that’s why they are absolutely free.
Latest version of Google docs becomes more advance and sophisticated by evolving these features.
1) Webmasters can now get Instant SMS and Email alerts for unlimited number of websites.
2) It supports both Email And SMS alerts at the time of downtime.
All the website downtime SMS is routed through Google Calendar. If your Phone number is not registered with Google calendar then follow this steps. If already registered then you can skip this part.
How To register Phone Number with Google Calendar.
1)Click here and login with Google calendar.
2) Now click on gear icon at the top right of page.
3) Click on mobile setup tab.
4) Choose your country from drop down menu and then enter your phone number.
5) Select your carrier. And then click on Send Verification Code.
6) Once you receive this message, enter the code you received in the Verification code field and click the Finish setup button.
7) Click on Save. And you’re done.
How To Install Real Time Website Monitor with Google docs.
1) Login to your Google docs account.
2) Click here to create a personal copy of the Website Monitor HD sheet in your own Google Docs account.
3) You’ll see a new Website Monitor menu in the toolbar. Click on it and you’ll get a pop-up asking for authorization. Just click on ‘Yes’.
4) Put your Website URLs in cell 2 and your email address in cell 3.
5) Write ‘Yes’ in cell 4 for SMS notifications.
5) Now Go to the Website Monitor menu again and choose “Start Monitoring”. And you’re done.
If in future, you do not wish to receive SMS alerts, simply change the value of cell 4 from Yes to No.