Free Real Time Website Monitoring with SMS and Email Alerts

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Real time monitoring of your website is very important as it involves business and money. There are tons of website monitoring services available in the market but it may not be possible for everyone to afford such a service. So here we have a simple solution using Google Docs which will monitor your website in real time and alerts you via SMS and email for free of cost. (Thanks to Digital Inspiration for providing the solution)

So what are the features of this free website monitoring solution?

  1. Track downtime/uptime of multiple websites in oneshot.
  2. Get realtime email alerts
  3. Get realtime email alerts if website is down
  4. The whole solution is free of cost, even the sms is free.
How to Monitor website in realtime with SMS and Email Alerts


Pre Installation Requirement:

As Google Docs is used to monitor website/blog, hence you need to have a Google Docs account. Don’t worry its free and you can use your existing Google account. Make sure that you have updated your working cell phone number in the Google account,(For getting SMS).  

Free Website Monitor


1. First create a personal copy of this Google Docs spreadsheet in your Google Docs account.

2. Enter all your websites in column B of the spreadsheet separating each website by comma.

3. Enter your email address and make SMS Notification as Yes and save it.

4.  Now you can see Website Monitor menu in the toolbar, click it and when you can see 2 sub-menu select initialize and then select Start Monitoring.

That’s all. Now close the sheet and it will monitor your website in the background. Whenever your website is down you will get an SMS immediately. You can also open the sheet to check the logs.


+Ayodhyanath Guru holds a B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering and has worked with various prestigious clients in the IT industry and presently working as a Software Engineer. He is a part time blogger and presently authors the Jafaloo.Com blog. Being a tech enthusiast Guru likes to surf the web and blogs about interesting technical topics like How-To guides, freewares, Tutorials, Software, Gadgets, web applications etc. Apart from blogging he likes coding in Java/J2EE and PHP.

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2 Responses

  1. User can also use, which provides 5 Free website monitors with 5-minute monitoring interval. It’s a little easier to set up comparing to using Google doc.

  2. Sooz Kinsella says:

    Another free service to consider is MonitorHub – I agree the Google doc set up can be tricky, especially if you are like me and not technical. MonitorHub only need a URL and work out the rest! Although there is an advanced settings section if you need it, I didnt!

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