How to check if your site is down ?

Hi guys, we meet again this time around. Since I don’t have much time here, I just want to make a quick update on one of most useful site (or it’s better pronounce as service) that I just found. This service is called Ding, it’s up (let’s just call it DIU for short) . Sounds funny right? Wait till you see what it really does. Keeping your blog up is important to keep your traffic coming and it’s also important to take note when your blog went down or back up again so that you can take action for it.

So what is DIU ?

Have you ever received a complaint or comment from your readers saying your blog was down even when you didn’t notice it in the first place? Or maybe if that someone was close to you or they know you personally, you might ended with a phone call or a SMS…yeah..I DID ! So this is when DIU comes handy.

DIU is a service that can check your site or your blog and let’s you know if it’s down. What’s much more better, it will also tell you when you site/blog is up again. From the DIU’s website:

Ding It’s Up is a free service that alerts you via text (SMS), twitter or email when a website goes down or when it comes back up. We will never send you a text/email unless it is to inform you about a website you requested information for – you can unsubscribe at any time. If you would like to talk to us just email us at mail@dingitsup.com – Thanks!

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How to use DIU?

It’s very simple actually. Refer to the screenshoot above and follow these steps:

  1. Select what you want. It can be email, text message (SMS) or twitter reply.
  2. Put the URL of your blog or site that you want to know when it’s down and back up again.
  3. Put the details for what you select at step 1. It can your email, phone number or twitter ID.
  4. Click the button “kthnx”

That’s it! Now you can just sit around and wait till your site or blog goes down and you’ll be the first one to know. No more complaints from the readers saying that they can’t access your blog and you don’t have any idea when it went down in the first place ! Access DIU now !

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