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  1. #1
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    Does Host-Tracker.com really do 1-minute checks?

    Hello everyone,

    I registered an account a couple weeks ago at host-tracker.com to track uptime of my site, and I know it's best to check every minute. Host-Tracker seemed to be able to provide 1-minute checks with a free account (at least I didn't see anywhere to 'pay' for better service when I was registering)

    So, I've been reading my email reports (all 100% so far - great) but I decided to take a closer inspection of the details this time. I noticed that, either I don't know how to find the appropriate information, or most of the servers listed were doing 2, 3, 5, 10, 30 minute checks, and one of the "status" links showed a 1-minute server "last checked 5 minutes ago"

    This baffles me.. do they really offer 1-minute checks, or should I go elsewhere?

    Edit:
    This is not a mission-critical site, just a small personal hobby, so if I need an alternative I'd prefer a free, or very low-cost one to monitor only one site..
    Last edited by DarkRogue; 09-15-2006 at 11:07 PM.
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  2. #2
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    Well even 2 minute intervals for checks is very very nice already for a free account I would try contacting them regarding this. If you want more reliable services though with 1 min checks gauranteed do check out alertra,hyperspin,siteuptime etc..

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  3. #3
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    I definately recommend HyperSpin, we track our site using hyperspin, they're excellent for the money

  4. #4
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    Smile

    Probably not ... Note that I am not tracking myself.
    It is somebody tracking me, probably my clients

    Says 1 min interval, but actually it is checking every 10 minutes.

    200.157.179.60 - - [16/Sep/2006:12:22:12 +0800] "HEAD / HTTP/1.1" 302 0 "http://host-tracker.com/web-site-monitoring-stats/165007/" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; HostTracker.com/1.0;+http://host-tracker.com/)"
    66.160.205.2 - - [16/Sep/2006:12:28:07 +0800] "HEAD / HTTP/1.0" 302 0 "-" "SiteUptime.com"
    70.86.148.50 - - [16/Sep/2006:12:32:32 +0800] "HEAD / HTTP/1.1" 302 0 "http://host-tracker.com/web-site-monitoring-stats/165007/" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; HostTracker.com/1.0;+http://host-tracker.com/)"
    200.157.179.60 - - [16/Sep/2006:12:42:07 +0800] "HEAD / HTTP/1.1" 302 0 "http://host-tracker.com/web-site-monitoring-stats/165007/" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; HostTracker.com/1.0;+http://host-tracker.com/)"
    66.249.65.78 - - [16/Sep/2006:12:46:12 +0800] "GET /robots.txt HTTP/1.1" 404 - "-" "Googlebot-Image/1.0"
    66.249.65.78 - - [16/Sep/2006:12:46:13 +0800] "HEAD /img/menu_contact.gif HTTP/1.1" 200 0 "-" "Googlebot-Image/1.0"
    208.64.230.25 - - [16/Sep/2006:12:52:13 +0800] "HEAD / HTTP/1.1" 302 0 "http://host-tracker.com/web-site-monitoring-stats/165007/" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; HostTracker.com/1.0;+http://host-tracker.com/)"
    66.160.205.2 - - [16/Sep/2006:12:58:08 +0800] "HEAD / HTTP/1.0" 302 0 "-" "SiteUptime.com"
    72.232.195.50 - - [16/Sep/2006:13:02:09 +0800] "HEAD / HTTP/1.1" 302 0 "http://host-tracker.com/web-site-monitoring-stats/165007/" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; HostTracker.com/1.0;+http://host-tracker.com/)"

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by MrRadic
    I definately recommend HyperSpin, we track our site using hyperspin, they're excellent for the money
    I second that. They may be more money, but they hardly ever send a false positive.
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    Hmm..Well, I guess first I'll try sending an email to them and ask..

    I'm not sure if I want to pay though, since I'm only monitoring a hobby site, but then again, for accuracy....then again....

    lol :/
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  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkRogue
    Hmm..Well, I guess first I'll try sending an email to them and ask..

    I'm not sure if I want to pay though, since I'm only monitoring a hobby site, but then again, for accuracy....then again....

    lol :/
    Your monitoring one site, try http://www.easymonitor.com
    Very nice and handy.

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