Last week Ashley discussed two free services that would monitor your website for downtime and Pingdom is similar to both of those. The most obvious difference is that Pingdom’s service is not free ($9.95 per month) but for the next 16-hours you can scoop up this hot deal where you get a full year of the service for free (valued at $120)! Once on that page just select the Pingdom Full option and it will ask you for some of your information. There is no credit card required so you don’t even have to worry about canceling after the year is up.
The screenshot that I took above demonstrates the customization options for each of the five websites that you are allowed to check. Unlike the free services, Pingdom allows you to check the website as low as every one minute and it is done from multiple locations around the world (3 in the United States, 1 in Australia, and 1 in India).
If your website does happen to go down you can customize whether to get notified via email or SMS text messages. Your given 20 SMS credits to begin with and after that you’ll have to prepay for more, which ranges from $0.35 to $0.45 per text message depending on how many you purchase in advance. I believe that most of you should be fine with the default 5 website checks (which are included in this deal for free) but if you need more of those that will run you $24 for each additional site.
You have 16-hours left to grab this deal, so I highly recommend that you go and sign-up for it even if you don’t have a website. Who knows, maybe you’ll start one within the next year and wish you had a great service like this!