Monitor Your Server Right From Chrome Browser
Monitoring server is an important task for all web masters and bloggers. There are several paid services which monitor your server and send you detail report if it goes down. But not all the web masters and bloggers can afford to go for a paid monitoring service. There is a simple Google Chrome extension which can monitor your server for free of cost called Server Monitor.
This extension allows you to poll one or more URLs at a user defined interval to check the status of the server. You can also set the response to check and compare. When you install the extension in chrome browser a round shape icon is displayed in the chrome bar.
In the option menu of Server Monitor you can configure as many URL as you want. Server Monitor will poll all the URLs at the specified time interval defined by you. The sphere will be divided into number of sections with different colors and each section defines the status of each website. Green color defines that the website is responding as expected, yellow color means the server responded but the content was not as expected and red color means the server is not responding.
In addition to that the tool can also pop up notification when the status of the server changes. So now whenever you see a notification status that your server is down, you can act promptly to resume your services.
Limitations: Limitation of this extension is that it only works when you have opened your Google Chrome browser and connected to internet, but as something is better than nothing so it is worth trying Server Monitor extension.
Please see the below screen shots for a quick information.